Although many members of the media downplayed the controversial aspects of Barack Obama’s connection to the radical Jeremiah Wright, MSNBC on Tuesday began to investigate the Mormon faith of Mitt Romney and “its particular attitudes towards race.”
Host Andrea Mitchell highlighted McKay Coppins of the liberal Buzz Feed. She quizzed her guest: “What challenges do you see for Mitt Romney as more and more questions will be asked along the way about his faith and its particular attitudes towards race?”
Coppins, who himself is a Mormon, wrote a piece on Romney’s religion for Buzz Feed. He highlighted the fact that, until 1978, the Mormon church did not allow African Americans into the priesthood.
The journalist hinted, “…An increasing number of voices in the black community, are saying that Mitt Romney needs to speak out and condemn this because he was alive when these things were still being taught to him.”
Yeah, I knew this was bound to happen but I figured we still had a couple weeks before the whole “mormons are evil, racist, greedy fanatics’ theme came out.