There’s a good NYTimes article up today talking about Lawrence O’Donnell’s comments on Romney’s religion. O’Donnell finally came out and said what those of us in Outer Blogness have been thinking all along, “Why hasn’t anyone mentioned that Romney’s religion was officially racist until 1978 (and is still unofficially racist in theology but not in practice)?)” and “Romney is no JFK; his speech was all about pandering to the religious right while alienating religious minorities.” O’Donnell is being attacked for telling the truth. Add to that Romney’s claim that he felt Huckabee was attacking his religion when he asked a legitimate question (Is it true Mormons believe Jesus and Lucifer are brothers?) and I have to think that all of this is a sad commentary on the media today. Neither Huckabee nor O’Donnell have done anything wrong and neither should be apologizing.
If the media was doing its job, it would be asking these questions:
-What does Mitt think the role of women should be in America today? Does he support the official position of his religion that, if at all possible, women should stay home and take care of kids?
-What is Mitt’s position on converting the entire world to Mormonism, which, if I’m not mistaken, is still part of the three-fold mission of Mormonism?
-What’s Mitt’s position on the racist doctrine and theology taught by former LDS leaders and also enshrined in their scripture?
-Isn’t Mitt’s allegiance first and foremost to his religion, a religion he promised to support at the risk of severe penalties (he was endowed before 1990)?
The media isn’t doing its job and now it is criticizing those who dare do it. Pathetic!