Thursday, December 13, 2007

We all know Mormons are evil...NOT!


So, Lawrence O'Donnell, a panelist on "The Mclaughlin Group" is lamenting on TV that Mitt Romney Did not "Take the opportunity to distance himself from the evils of his religion," calling us "racist" and "ridiculous." So O'Donnell is a nasty bigoted little man.

But I am disappointed in Mike Huckabee, who, after saying "I would never try, ever, to pick out some point of your faith and make an issue of it," did just that, and then blamed his statement on the New York Times reporter Zev Chafets. Apparently after describing himself as the "only Republican candidate with a degree in theology," Mike was asked by Zev if he considered Mormonism a cult or a religion, and his answer was, "I think it's a religion. I really don't know much about it," and then surprised Chafets with a question of his own. Chafets says Mike asked "in an innocent voice, 'Don't Mormons believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers?'"

Well, Mike, that was about as slick a maneuver as any other remark designed to inflame anti-Mormon prejudice against Mitt. I thought you were better than that, Mike. I even thought you were kinda cute. Now you're starting to scare me....

To quote from a letter to the editor in today's paper: "What does scare me is that the same folks who hold major sway in presidential nominations in Iowa are the same folks who believe [God] created the universe 7,000 years ago, 9,000 years after human beings domesticated dogs."

So, I am still in Obama's camp (even though he was raised Muslim, and simply declares himself to be a "Christian" of no particular brand). Another letter to the editor says: "As the American public stumbles over itself trying to figure out who the 'real' Christians are, who was 'raised' Muslim and who is more beholden to whose God, the presidential candidates likely feel a sense of relief. They don't have to worry about explaining their stances on real issues of real importance."

I say, "Amen" to that.

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6 comments:

Rethabile said...

"What does scare me is that the same folks who hold major sway in presidential nominations in Iowa are the same folks who believe [God] created the universe 7,000 years ago, 9,000 years after human beings domesticated dogs."

That scares me, too. I'm not American, but America tends to have long hands that affect people as far away as little Lesotho. We should ask these people what the dinosaurs, which disappeared 65 M years ago, were standing on. It actually sounds like the title of a wacky poem: What the Dinosaurs Were Standing On. Jeezus Krist!

Pam said...

What ever happened to the separation of church and state? It all scares me. My tent is also pitched in Obama's camp, but we have a long ways to go.

Tammy said...

Obama here too! Pam has a good point.

HUGS

Candace E. Salima said...

I addressed Huckabee's question on my blog. Let's face it, the anti-Mormon rhetoric is rising and will hit a fever pitch just prior to the election. All anti-Mormon will be out in full force to stop what they believe is a "Mormon take-over of White House" rather than a good man, who is qualified to do the job and has done so in his own state, being elected. Big sigh!

And just to say, I'm in Romney's camp. Don't you love the diversity of it all?

Anonymous said...

I am appalled by the title, but agree with the message in the text - The Huckster is a deceitful opportunist. What's worse is that he's a Southern Baptist - check out their website, loaded with Anti-mormon stuff thats decades old and has been debunked years ago. Come on people get real. Others make a big deal about the fact that the mormons didn't recognize blacks until 1978 - it was almost the millenium when baptists renouced their bigotry toward blacks. We are still waiting for them to do the same for Mormons.

pepektheassassin said...

Dear anon, I took the title of this post from the film ad shown...I don't think Mormons are evil. I am one!