Mitt Romney – Mormon Polygamy and Hidden Mormon Temple Records

(Willard) Mitt Romney—2012 Republican presidential candidate, a lifelong Mormon who boasts of having one wife, defines marriage as between “one man and one woman.”

Miles Romney, a great-great-grandfather of Mitt Romney, is in the process of being “sealed” to a 14th spouse.

Mitt Romney has publicly stated he follows the faith of his fathers—but he distances himself from the polygamous lifestyle that was freely chosen on an eternal note by many of his Mormon forefathers. According to Mormon records, polygamous unions galore can be found on the paternal lines—and one maternal line—of Romney’s direct ancestry.

Mitt Romney has openly condemned polygamy. During a “Sixty Minutes” interview with Mike Wallace in 2007, Romney said he couldn’t imagine anything more “awful” than polygamy, and was quick to insist The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) outlawed the practice over a century ago. As a devout Mormon, Romney must accept Mormon founder, Joseph Smith, as a prophet of God. It should be questioned why Mitt Romney is so critical of a foundational Mormon practice that was introduced by Smith.

Polygamy remains an underlying—behind-the-scenes—belief of mainstream Mormonism today. Through plural marriage “sealings” in a worldwide network of temples, Mormons feed their beliefs that God is a polygamist and that polygamy for worthy Mormons is an everlasting principle. Along with monogamous unions, polygamous rites occur on a regular basis in Mormon temples, usually by proxy for deceased male or female adults.

To further polygamy in the afterlife, some Mormons are performing additional plural marriage ceremonies for well-known Mormon polygamists. In 2011, early Mormon leader, Brigham Young, who was possibly married to as many as 57 wives, when he was living, was sealed by proxy in Mormon temples to scores of dead women. Mitt Romney’s ancestors are still being subjected to polygamous rites: Miles Romney, a great-great-grandfather of Mitt Romney, is in the process of being “sealed” to a 14th spouse.

Officials of the LDS Church recently installed a firewall in their genealogical database, New FamilySearch, which contains details of Mormon rites for dead people, including millions of polygamous ceremonies. The latest security move places Mormon records—which were already off-limits to the public before the firewall—securely under lock and key. Researchers are now prevented from monitoring controversial temple data. Since the database restrictions, at least one New FamilySearch log-in was blocked, after it was used to check polygamous sealings in progress for two of Mitt Romney’s direct male ancestors. These records are virtually inaccessible. Polygamy for the dead is under wraps.

© Copyright 2012, Helen Radkey – All rights reserved.


  • Doug
    May 4, 2012 - 8:02 pm | Permalink

    Helen Radkey, self appointed sex police captain, tells us that “According to Mormon records, polygamous unions galore can be found on the paternal lines—and one maternal line—of Romney’s direct ancestry.”

    This is the true face of the American psuedo-Left. They clearly reject the idea that a woman should be free to choose who she lives with and who she has babies with. They are Fascists.

    • Madison
      May 5, 2012 - 5:28 am | Permalink

      Doug – I’m confused. Are you saying you right wingers advocate marriage equality?

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  • Helen Radkey
    May 6, 2012 - 11:57 am | Permalink

    Hey, Doug: Why don’t you get your head on straight concerning your vicious ad hominem attack on me? I have never made negative judgments about the morality of Mormon polygamy. I strongly believe Mitt Romney’s polygamous ancestors deserve to be respected for who they were. Mitt Romney has condemned the polygamy of his ancestors, not me. My Romney polygamy tree research is about Mormon history, Mormon records, the polygamous history of Mitt Romney’s ancestors, and the ongoing Mormon plural marriage rites that are occurring in Mormon temples today for Romney’s direct ancestors. The data for the hundreds of polygamous temple ‘sealings’ for Romney’s ancestors is now well hidden in Mormon files, and these contents need to be revealed.

  • Paul barseli
    May 14, 2012 - 2:53 pm | Permalink

    Romney is a money grubbing individual who is concerned in helping Morman’s and the filthy rich!

  • Frogguy
    May 15, 2012 - 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Who appointed Helen Radkey the truth outlet for the LDS (Mormon) Church? The LDS Church DOES NOT perform polygamous marriages in its temples or anywhere else. It banned the practice in the late 1800s and it has not been taught or practiced since. There are OTHER churches, some of which are break-offs of the LDS Church, who still practice and teach polygamy, but the LDS Church – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – does not. Anyone who writes or reports that it does is either lying, or is a very poor reporter.

  • Helen Radkey
    May 19, 2012 - 6:53 am | Permalink

    My research bugs the hell out of you, doesn’t it, Frogguy? I always retain backup evidence, whenever I present any research findings. In the case of polygamous sealings in Mormon temples, I have more than enough proof that Mormons are performing plural marriage sealings (for deceased parties) in LDS temples today. Polygamous rites are still occurring for Mitt Romney’s direct ancestors. Frogguy, before you return to your swamp, maybe you could check Mormon files and look up a few of the Romney entries. You will probably be locked out of the database because LDS officials are intent on hiding these records.

  • TreGia
    July 23, 2012 - 7:54 pm | Permalink

    My cousins are Mormons. They believe their family will live together in heaven, after death. According to the teaching, if your husband died early, the wife has to divorce her dead husband (in the church) before marry to new husband. But, if your wife died early then you don’t have to divorce your dead wife, you can go ahead to marry a new wife. So Mormon has a polygamy in the heaven in favor of the male

  • Sue D
    August 29, 2012 - 3:13 am | Permalink

    Thoughts of having more than one first lady, was something I am glad I don’t have to put up with. With all the traveling a first lady does it could get expensive if there was more than 1 and up to 50 some.

  • marie
    October 29, 2012 - 1:02 pm | Permalink

    There is no difference between the fundamentalists lds & “normal” lds. They both use the book of mormon to follow & joseph smith! Why is this so hard for people to understand? Polygamy was started when joseph smith couldn’t keep it in his pants & needed an excuse to tell emma why he was a sex predator going after 14 year olds! Oh & ask me anything I’ve been a brainwashed mormon since birth, got my 4 year degree at BYU, until I started asking questions & researching is when I finally discovered the truth. The biggest thing to me is the book of abraham that joseph smith translated, which arceologists later translated as scrolls to bury with their dead & was part of their egyptian funerals. My message to all mormons: don’t be so gullible & have some common sence.

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