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Monday, May 21, 2012

Washington Post goes there: Mormonism's Mountain Meadows Massacre

Has anyone noticed that Mormon Harry Reid has been completely silent as the liberal media attacks his religion? We can only infer one thing from his silence. He values his party more than he values his faith. Otherwise, he would be defending Mitt Romney.

There is a Category 5 Hurricane headed for the Mormon church and the Republican establishment has hitched its wagons to a guy who has no shudders up. Folks, this is just the beginning. The left has plenty of ammunition in its arsenal when it comes to Romney's religion and Romney is not prepared for what's coming. Here is a small sampling of what's coming.

Via the Washington Post:
On the wildflower-studded slopes of the Ozarks, where memories run long and family ties run thick, a little-known and long-ago chapter of history still simmers.

On Sept. 11, 1857, a wagon train from this part of Arkansas met with a gruesome fate in Utah, where most of the travelers were slaughtered by a Mormon militia in an episode known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Hundreds of the victims’ descendants still populate these hills and commemorate the killings, which they have come to call “the first 9/11.”

Many of the locals grew up hearing denunciations of Mormonism from the pulpit on Sundays, and tales of the massacre from older relatives who considered Mormons “evil.” 
“There have been Fancher family reunions for 150 years, and the massacre comes up at every one of them,” said Scott Fancher, 58, who traces his lineage back to 26 members of the wagon train, which was known as the Fancher-Baker party. “The more whiskey we drunk, the more resentful we got.” 
There aren’t many places in America more likely to be suspicious of Mormonism — and potentially more problematic for Mitt Romney, who is seeking to become the country’s first Mormon president. Not only do many here retain a personal antipathy toward the religion and its followers, but they also tend to be Christian evangelicals, many of whom view Mormonism as a cult.
Mormons perpetrated America's "first 9/11"? In fairness, Mormonism's founder - Joseph Smith - did liken himself to Islam's prophet:
“I will be to this generation a second Mohammed, whose motto in treating for peace was 'the Alcoran [Koran] or the Sword.' So shall it eventually be with us.”
The bigger story here is the mainstream media's steady drip, drip, drip of Mormon stories until something sticks to Romney.

Just wait. The spigot is begging to be turned on.

Read it all.

POLITICO: Mormonism WILL be an issue

Mitt Romney garnered an overwhelming majority of the Mormon vote during the primaries. As a result, the Mormon church may have to batten down the hatches because a political hurricane is about to hit Utah. The establishment had blinders on and didn't pay attention to the consequences of its insistence that Romney get the nomination. Dylan Byers writes that the hurricane is coming.

Mormonism is going to be an issue this election season. It's only a question of when.

Even if Mitt Romney doesn't address it, even if President Obama doesn't address it, even if the DNC and the Super PACs don't address it, the media will. And when they do it is almost certain to drive the news cycle.

I'm not talking about Romney's personal history -- or his family's history -- in the Mormon Church, which is something that has already come up in various stories on cable news and made the front page of a few papers. I’m talking about a national conversation about the Mormon faith, including its past practice of polygamy (which was renounced by the church in the 19th century) and its exclusion of African Americans from the priesthood (until 1978).. That sort of thing.
Back in January, Rush Limbaugh played a clip of Donna Brazile after a debate after which she said that Romney's performance was 'good' for the Democrats because his nomination gives Obama the best chance. Correctly, Limbaugh pointed out that Brazile spoke too soon. Though she told the truth, she wasn't supposed to yet.

What Limbaugh didn't discuss at the time was one of the biggest reasons the Democrats want to face Romney; they see his religion as a huge weakness, something he isn't prepared to discuss or defend.

h/t NewsBusters

Geraldo: if Trayvon 'had taken that damn hood off his head...'

Well, you gotta give credit to Geraldo for not bowing to political correctness when it comes to his opinion of Trayvon Martin's hoodie but when it comes to defending his position with Martin family attorney, Ben Crump, you gotta give him low marks. Geraldo came up empty when Crump said that Mark Zuckerberg wears a hoodie too.

First up, during an appearance on O'Reilly on May 18th, Rivera said in response to the 7/11 surveillance video of Trayvon showing the teen in a hoodie, that Martin was dressed in 'thug wear.'

A couple of days later, Geraldo had Crump on his show. Crump went after Geraldo for focusing on Trayvon's attire and Geraldo didn't have have a response.

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