Religion, Race and Double Standards

On his blog at The Daily Beast, Andrew Sullivan charges that the media treatment of Romney’s Mormonism has been different than the 2008 coverage of Obama’s faith and former pastor, Jeremiah Wright. In particular, he discusses the former racist teachings of the LDS Church. He writes, “I raise this because it is a fact that Mitt Romney belonged to a white supremacist church for 31 years of his life, went on a mission to convert Christians and Jews and others to this church, which retained white supremacy as a doctrine until 1978.” If this had been Obama, Sullivan asks, “Do you think this issue would not come up in a general election or a primary?”

Read at The Daily Beast

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