The Rev. Al Sharpton, a man of God who preaches bigotry, hatred and racial extortion for his own gain, once again has bared himself as a wolf in sheep’s clothing. The man with the pure soul and big heart who pursued DJ Don Imus like Imus was the personification of evil, now must be held accountable for his own remarks.
According to CNN.com, Sharpton said, “As for the one Mormon running for office, those who really believe in God will defeat him anyways, so don’t worry about that; that’s a temporary situation.” Sharpton’s comment was made Monday during a debate with Christopher Hitchens at the New York Public Library’s Beaux-Arts headquarters. Hitchens is an author and an atheist.
Sharpton, a liberal Democrat from New York, has desperately tried to spin his comment, saying that it was directed at Hitchens. He has also denied that was questioning Romney’s faith in God. Rather than admit an error and apologize, Sharpton attacked the Romney camp, saying that Romney supporters are just trying to stir up a controversy.
In the same debate, he added that there were definite religious underpinnings to civil rights movement under the Rev. Martin Luther King. Most political analyst’s agree that Sharpton’s comments are an obvious reference to Mitt Romney, a Republican candidate who is a Mormon. According to CNN, Romney spokesman Kevin Madden said, “It is terribly disheartening and disappointing to hear Reverend Sharpton offer such appalling comments about a fellow American’s faith. America is a nation of many faiths and common values, and bigotry toward anyone because of their beliefs is unacceptable.”
Romney himself said, “I think there are differences between different faiths in this country. And there will be battles between different religions. That’s a great thing about this country. We don’t decide who’s going to be in office based on what church they go to.”
At this point, one has to question why this story is remarkably absent from the mainstream media. Where are those moguls of righteousness, NBC, MSNBC and CBS Radio? Where are those defenders of freedom, Media Matters for America? What the hell was Ryan Chiachiere doing and why did he miss this? Is Jesse Jackson just as fond of Mormons as Sharpton? Why isn’t Queen Hillary on her high horse trying to derail Sharpton. Why isn’t Condoleezza Rice spitting her bit and kicking her hind legs?
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