In 2009, their were 13,800,000 Mormons worldwide. In 2000 there were 11 million. That means that Church rolls grew by 2.8 million members. That is an average annual growth rate of 2.5% annually.
The Church went from 8 million to 11 million during the 1990s, an average growth rate of 3.8%
During the 1980s the average annual growth rate was about 8-10%. (Source)
Many Mormons view individuals like Glenn Beck, Orrin Hatch, and Mitt Romney as cherished Church Assets. The truth is, these individuals have effectively linked the LDS Church with the Republican Party, and have only polarized the Church membership and the general population. The reasons for this polarization are numerous:
1. Clearly 1/3 of Americans believe that 911 was an inside job, and that the Republican Government at the time was involved.
2. The firing of Stephen Jones, the honory doctorate given to Dick Cheney, and the lavish praise awarded to the Rothschild dynasty by Brigham Young University have polarized many members of the Mormon Church as well.
3. The economic collapse, which has been laid at the feet of Hedge Funds, and companies like Romney's Bain Capital, haven't fully played out yet. Romney, who has received tremendous support from BYU, Church Leadership etc. has effectively made a vote for Mitt Romney as a vote for Mormonism.
Many in Church leadership have been active donors to the Republican Party. These include high Church officials like Elder John Carmack of the Seventy ($500 to Mitt), Elder Robert K. Dellenbach of the Seventy ($400), Sheri Dew ($2300), Matthew and Dena Kennedy of LDS Living ($4600), and Janice Kapp Perry ($250).
One member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Richard G Scott, donated $2250 to Mitt and $1100 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee (Orrin Hatch?). A move that could place the the Church's 501C3 and political neutrality status in question.
The Mormon Illuminati have been no less generous to Mitt Romney and the Republicans. Jon Huntsman Senior donated $28,500 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee (Hatch?), $4600 to John McCain and $2300 to Mitt Romney. His wife Karen (Haight) Huntsman donated $28,500 to The National Republican Senatorial Committee, $4600 to McCain and $2300 to Mitt Romney. Jon Huntsman Junior donated $4600 to McCain.
The impact of this political allignment between the Mormon Illuminati, LDS Church officials and the Republican Party can be seen in the commencement speakers at the Church University, the multi-billion dollar Church Construction Project in Salt Lake City, Glenn Beck (owned by Mitt Romney's Bain Capital), Rush Limbaugh (Also owned by Bain Capital), CFR membership of the Editor of the Mormon Newspaper-Deseret News, and Editorial policy of KSL.com.
The support for the recently passed equal rights ordinance for homosexuals in Salt Lake City, endorsed by the LDS Church, is also viewed as a political concession to the Mormon Illuminati. The Mormon-Eccles family provides funding for Human Rights Campaign, Planned Parenthood and the population reduction program "Eugenics". All three of these entities encourage homosexuality as a measure for population control. In fact, Adolf Hitler's Nazis also supported the Eccles Agenda for racial groups they viewed as inferior.
The impact these individuals are having on the Mormon Church is not a positive one. As the old saying goes, you can't play in the mud without getting dirty. More in the next article.