Posted on | April 17, 2012 | 44 Comments
Ann Romney was already fully immersed in stay-at-home motherhood — raising five sons, ages six to 16, in her Belmont home — when Mormon prophet Ezra Taft Benson took to a pulpit on February 22, 1987 and delivered a definitive sermon on gender roles in the church titled, “To the Mothers of Zion.”
Rubin notices that Coppins is doing the “media Mormon expert” gig and accurately recognizes the insinuation that the LDS “creed has ominous political implications” – just like I done told ya! — but other than abhor the insinuation, what can you do?
Jen, seriously: Have you bothered to investigate the history, beliefs and practices of LDS? Because there is a metric buttload of this stuff just laying around out there, and those tolerant and enlightened liberals in the press corps are gonna unload it all.
Do you really think they’ll stint to use the dirtiest tricks in the book? Remember how your liberal friends learned to sling around “neocon” as an epithet (nudge, nudge) during the Bush years?
Whatever you do, don’t say nobody warned you.
UPDATE II: Alec MacGillis at The New Republic shows that there’s no winning this game with liberals. In an article that dismisses concerns about anti-Mormon bias as “crying wolf,” MacGillis manages to squeeze in a jab at Romney’s “secrecy-minded religion”:
Ann Romney’s own parents were barred from attending the Mormon service for her wedding.
So, if you see an article that strikes you as gratuitously raising Romney’s religion as an issue, and complain about it, your complaint will then be used as an excuse to write more articles making gratuitous reference to Romney’s religion.
Heads liberals win, tails Romney loses.
UPDATE III: Full text of Ezra Taft Benson’s 1987 sermon, “To the Mothers in Zion,” which cites Brigham Young as an authority. So ask yourself, “What do liberal journalists know about Brigham Young? Is he the kind of guy liberals would endorse and praise as an authority on ‘family values’?”
Magic 8-Ball says, “Outlook not so good.”
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- April 5: Ain’t I Done Told Ya So? (Part II)
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