Mitt Romney is connected to the apostles Peter, James, and John by a mere seven degrees of separation (and, therefore, by eight, to our lord and savior, Jesus H. Christ). These three dead, but not zombie, apostles took Joseph Smith out into the woods and personally ordained him with the Melchizedek Priesthood. The Prophet later bestowed it upon Orson Pratt, who, in turn, ordained the first of the Romneys. Four generation of Romneys later, the special God powers of the priesthood were given to Mitt.
And, indeed, they are very special God powers. They include: the power to heal, the power to bring down blessings from Heaven, and the power to speak to, and for, the one true God, Our Heavenly Father. It's that last one that serves as the basis for the greatest priesthood power of them all, the power to control women.
From the moment Mormon children reach toddlerhood, they are taught that God gave daddy the priesthood so he can rule the family. As they grow older, boys are taught that, as husbands, they will be the ultimate authority in their homes. Girls are crafted into homemakers and helpmeets and instructed to follow every righteous order their priesthood-holding husband should give them. After all, God is speaking to their priesthood holder--to disobey a priesthood holder is to disobey God.
That's why when one of LDS Social Services' priesthood-holding counselors told a patient that God commanded him to exorcise her demons by repeatedly placing his Iron Rod of God's Word inside her, she complied. Here's how the Salt Lake Tribune reported it:
"Holbrook told [Jacobsen] that he had prayed in the van of his garage whether or not it was appropriate to have sex with her,” according to the suit. “Holbrook told Plaintiff that he received an answer from God that they should have a sexual relationship. He further explained that being intimate would help her with her emotional problems."Yes, God spoke to her therapist, a man who held the Priestood of Melchizedek, the same priestood conferred upon the Prophet Joseph by Jesus' beloved undead apostles, Peter, James and John. She had no choice, for God had spoken. She had to comply. So she did--in hotels in Logan, Clearfield and Salt Lake, a campground in Ogden, and at the therapist's mother's house.
Being a priesthood holder is very cool.