MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell went on the attack against Mormonism and Mitt Romney. O’Donnell tried to mask his attack as a response to comments made by Romney about “secularism” but we all know what this is about. Mitt Romney doesn’t have a religion problem, as O’Donnell asserts, the liberal media does.
Mormonism was created by a guy in upstate New York in 1830 when he got caught having sex with the maid and explained to his wife that God told him to do it. Forty-eight wives later, Joseph Smith’s lifestyle was completely sanctified in the religion he invented to go with it, which Mitt Romney says he believes.
It didn’t take long for Kevin Williamson to completely debunk O’Donnell’s assertions.
Thanks for the Muppet News Flash, Larry. The exact nature of Smith’s polygamy is contested (his only children were from his first wife, leading some to believe that his polygamy was of a non-sexual nature), but, yes, he was a polygamist. So was Solomon. So was Abraham. And, oddly enough, Lawrence O’Donnell plays a polygamist’s attorney on television — there’s nothing quite so satisfying as profiting from the prurient interest in a subject you denounce. Charlemagne was a polygamist. We can do this all day: Muhammad married a nine-year-old girl; Mohandas Gandhi married a 14-year-old girl in an arranged marriage and was kind of a weirdo. Wikipedia informs us that Lawrence O’Donnell has half as many ex-wives as Newt Gingrich.
Mormons gave up polygamy a long time ago. It’s not the 19th century any more. (Read More)
American Power has video of O’Donnell’s pious bigoted rant if you care to view it, even if just to get an idea of what’s to come. NBC’s David Gregory made it a point to stress that Morminism is “at the core of who Mitt Romney is.” But just because it’s expected doesn’t mean it’s right.
Remember, the progressive media has no problem with Harry Reid being a Mormon, and went out of their way to shield viewers from the racist, anti-American rants of Obama’s Reverend Jeremiah Wright. I guess it’s up to us to continue to point out the bigotry they reserve for Republicans.