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Misinformed talk radio hosts?

There are times when I have to remind myself why I’m a Democrat; these times usually occur when fellow “progressives” deem it necessary to attack Mitt Romney on the basis of the Church he belongs to. What makes it worse is those making the attacks never have their facts straight, even people who are supposed to be “intelligent” like Thom Hartmann have made ignorant and ridiculous statements about the LDS Church – which happens to also be my Church. Makes me wonder what other “facts” these seemingly intellectual midgets are incorrect about.

Here are just some of the comments I’ve heard recently on so-called “progressive” talk radio:

From Thom Hartmann’s 2 Oct 12 show: “There’s a story out there that when Mitt Romney was a Bishop – well, I suppose he’s still a Bishop – that he told a woman she’d have to leave the Church if she left her husband.”

Misinformed – I’ve known a lot of women in the Church who’ve left their husbands and who’ve not been told they’d have to leave the Church. Hartman then spent a great deal of time attempting to tie Mormonism to Shariah Law – evidently thinking somehow that if Mitt Romney were elected he’d force everyone to become Mormon?

From Stephanie Miller’s show – practically every day: “He’s got his ‘magic underwear’ on.”

Juvenile – They’re called temple garments and they represent covenants made between the person wearing them and the Lord; nothing quite speaks to the level of a person’s ignorance as does their lack of reverence, or respect, for that which someone else holds sacred. This is the same level of intellectual unawareness that allows Baptist ministers to burn Korans in the name of Jesus.

From Randi Rhodes show 2 Oct 12: “There’s scripture in their Book of Mormon that says when a Mormon is elected President Jesus will come back again and they’ll rule together from their paradise in Missouri.”

This went from misinformed and jumped straight ahead into stupid.

Why attack Romney because of which Church he belongs to? There’re plenty of things to attack him on, to disagree with him on, to poke fun at without going after his Church; funny how I don’t hear anyone making fun of Harry Reid because he’s a Mormon.

When I joined the Army many years ago my father told me I’d ‘probably think the Army had the corner on idiots’, and for the past couple of years I’ve thought to myself, ‘no Dad, that would be conservative talk radio’; but now I see we have plenty of idiots on both sides of the political microphone. Ignorance does clearly appear to be bliss, because far too many pundits blissfully skip down Ignorance Avenue and don’t think twice about it. I suggest before you attack someone’s faith you should spend some time learning some facts, or better yet, don’t attack someone’s faith – unless of course you’re in mid-school and just don’t know any better.

 
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Posted by on October 3, 2012 in 2012 Election, Left Wing Crazies

 

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For Romney, as a Latter-day Saint, coffee is forbidden, but coffee ice cream OK?

According to the Associated Press (AP), Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential candidate, Willard Mitt Romney believes drinking coffee is forbidden by Church doctrine, as is tea, alcohol, tobacco and drugs, but apparently for Romney eating coffee ice cream is OK?

Over the weekend Romney ordered coffee ice cream at Millie’s restaurant in Nantucket when he bought treats for his staff and mingled with diners.

Has no one ever told Romney the flavoring in coffee ice cream is derived from the same beans coffee is? That in fact, the flavoring comes from brewing coffee? It’s the same as drinking coffee; it’s not some kind of a free pass for Mormons.

Reportedly it’s not clear if Romney took more than a bite or two as he shook hands and posed for pictures in the crowded and buzzing vacation eatery, but that doesn’t matter; why is the first Latter-day Saint presidential candidate ordering coffee ice cream to begin with? It doesn’t make any sense, and it’s one more apparently obtuse thing this so-called candidate has done to require some serious questions into his character. Either you live the standards of the Church you claim to believe or you don’t. If you’re a faithful member of the LDS Church you don’t go around ordering coffee ice cream.

Romney’s aides apparently shrugged off the ice cream choice, saying the candidate can have whatever kind of ice cream he likes, which of course is not entirely true; if you’re a Latter-day Saint you don’t order coffee ice cream anymore than you walk into the local Pub and order an O’Doul’s. Appearances do matter, it just appears while running for office Romney’s devotion to his Church doesn’t.

 
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Posted by on August 20, 2012 in 2012 Election

 

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