Here's what Mitt actually said: (see video below)
We are now all Catholics. Those of us who are people of faith recognize this is — an attack on one religion is an attack on all religion.But if what he said is true, then the Book of Mormon is an attack on all religions.
Take the Catholic church for example.
The Book of Mormon says that the Catholic church is is an abominable church founded by the devil to lead souls to hell. It is more abominable that all other churches (and they are all abominable, too). It is the mother of all abominations, the whore of Babylon, and the mother of harlots. It has taken away the plain and precious parts of the gospel and perverted the ways of the Lord. The wrath of God is poured out upon it, and someday God will force Catholics to get drunk on their own blood. Only those who join the Mormon church in its fight against Catholics will be saved.
Now you probably think that I'm exaggerating a bit. But I'm not. Here are just some of the verses from the Book of Mormon that refer to the Catholic church.
- I beheld this great and abominable church; and I saw the devil that he was the founder of it. 1 Nephi 13:6
- A great and abominable church, which is most abominable above all other churches; for behold, they have taken away from the gospel of the Lamb many parts which are plain and most precious; and also many covenants of the Lord have they taken away. And all this have they done that they might pervert the right ways of the Lord, that they might blind the eyes and harden the hearts of the children of men. 1 Nephi 13:26-27
- After the book hath gone forth through the hands of the great and abominable church, that there are many plain and precious things taken away from the book. 1 Nephi 13:28
- The plain and most precious parts of the gospel of the Lamb which have been kept back by that abominable church. 1 Nephi 13:32
- That great and abominable church, which was founded by the devil and his children, that he might lead away the souls of men down to hell. 1 Nephi 14:3
- That great and abominable church, which is the mother of abominations, whose founder is the devil. 1 Nephi 14:9
- The wrath of God was poured out upon that great and abominable church. 1 Nephi 14:15
- The wrath of God is poured out upon the mother of harlots, which is the great and abominable church of all the earth, whose founder is the devil. 1 Nephi 14:17
- And the blood of that great and abominable church, which is the whore of all the earth, shall turn upon their own heads; for they shall war among themselves, and the sword of their own hands shall fall upon their own heads, and they shall be drunken with their own blood. 1 Nephi 22:13
- That great whore, who hath perverted the right ways of the Lord, yea, that great and abominable church, shall tumble to the dust and great shall be the fall of it. 1 Nephi 22:14
- They shall repent and fight not against Zion, and do not unite themselves to that great and abominable church, they shall be saved. 2 Nephi 6:12
(And don't even get the Book of Mormon started on Jews, non-Mormon Protestants, or unbelievers.)