Sunday, December 30, 2007

Dirty Religious Politics in South Carolina

The CNN Political Ticker reports:

A holiday card that falsely claims to be from "the Romney family" and highlights Mitt Romney's Mormon faith was anonymously sent to Republican mailboxes across South Carolina earlier this week.

The source of the card is unknown.

Take a look at the card. The PDF is here. Any minimally-informed Mormon (and I am at least at that level) will tell you the card practically screams "an anti-Mormon printed me."

Just one example: It says "Paid for by the Boston Massachusetts Temple." Anyone familiar with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints knows that statement makes no sense. Also, there's a quote in the card from Orson Pratt, a nineteenth-century Mormon leader. The quote happens to be a favorite of anti-Mormons and is of questionable accuracy.


Anonymous Heidi said...

The biggest problem is that bigotry toward Mormons is so socially acceptable in America still.

The sad thing is that Americans don't realize that their banterings hurt everyone, not just Mormons. Hate is a horribly contagious disease.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008 4:43:00 PM  

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