Should Democrats’ Mormon Senate leader resign? MSNBC’s O’Donnell questions Romney’s faith.
Will Harry Reid make Mitt Romney President?
Will the Senate Democrats’ leader, a Mormon as is Romney, be the inadvertent shield for the religious bigotry card liberals — in particular MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell — are itching to turn into the ultimate election weapon?
A major election issue the left wing ex-New York Times columnist Frank Rich (now writing for New York Magazine) calls “the big dog that has yet to bark.”
One has to ask yet again: what are these people thinking?
Having had hosts in the news recently for attacks using homophobia and racism as tools of public debate (MSNBC host Al Sharpton here and here) and women (MSNBC host Ed Schultz here) — unbelievable as you would think it to be, MSCNBC has now seen another of its hosts ramp up on religious bigotry.
Lawrence O’Donnell is on a tear about Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith. Not Harry Reid’s Mormon faith, just Romney’s. Do the two men belong to the same Mormon faith? Yes. But you would have no idea of that when listening to O’Donnell’s appalling religious bigotry.
Doubtless because Reid’s membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is largely unknown to the American electorate. An electorate that is about to have Romney’s membership in the very same Mormon faith as Reid’s — the man Democrats have repeatedly chosen to be the U.S. Senate Majority Leader — thrown in its face as a reason not to elect a President Romney.
What is O’Donnell saying about Mitt Romney’s religious faith? This:
On March 8, 1863, Brigham Young said in a sermon: “Shall I tell you the law of God in regard to the African race? If the white man who belongs to the chosen seed, mixes his blood with the seed of Cain, the penalty under the law of God is death on the spot. This will always be so.” So there is Mitt Romney’s hero, Brigham Young, telling him if he has sex with a black woman, he will die. And this will always be so.
Racism’s grip on Mormon practice has been so strong during Mitt Romney’s lifetime that it was not until 1978, ten years after Martin Luther king was assassinated, 1978! — that the Mormon church suddenly decided to allow black men to become priests in the Mormon Church. Mitt Romney was 31 years old at the time. If we had a candidate running for president today or any nominee facing Senate confirmation who belonged to a racially exclusive club until he was 31 years old, that man’s candidacy for the presidency or for the Cabinet or for the federal court that man’s candidacy would be doomed.
To convince voters that GOP nominee-to-be Romney is a closet racist because somewhere back in the history of his religious faith — “1863!” “1978!” — racism against blacks was church doctrine.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online