Source: The Blaze
We are in an especially tense time for civil liberties as the NDAA indefinite detention bill makes its way through Congress, so when a story went viral over the weekend of Feds raiding a Latter Day Saints food storage facility in Tennessee and demanding customer lists, alarm bells went off and some folks got riled up.
But now it looks like this raid on LDS food storage never occurred.
The news desk at the Blaze was skeptical of the raid story from the outset. It was single-sourced to the organization called Oath Keepers, who are active servicemen devoted to upholding their oath of guarding the republic and protecting individual liberty.
Oath Keepers did not initially name any sources and there was no corroboration from local news outlets of their post on the alleged food raid.
The Blaze received dozens of tips and requests, however, for more information on this story. We had direct contact with at least one prominent LDS church official, and a number of sources who indicated that they had heard nothing about this story through their channels.
As of late Monday, Oath Keepers had pulled the food storage raid story from their website, and gave an explanation that stated:
We have pulled this story about the Mormon cannery being visited by federal agents because the source of the information at the cannery is now denying that he ever told us that event occurred.
So the Feds didnt kick down doors and confiscate lists of private citizens who want to prepare themselves with stored food in the event of an emergency such as a power outage or flood. This is good news, to be sure.
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