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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Rev. Hot Comb Does it Again......but he may also wiggle out of it again......

It appears that after the Imus debacle, which is all about language (or its inappropriate usage), Sharpton is in the mix again for statements he made relating to Mormon presidential candidate, Mitt Romney. During a debate with noted atheist author Christopher Hitchens, Rev. Sharpton stated "and as for the one Mormon running for office, those that really believe in God will defeat him anyway." This jibe has been construed as being a bigoted remark towards Romney and his religion. Interestingly enough, Sharpton does have a legitimate argument regarding the Mormon religion's historical racist stance regarding African-Americans-something that Romney must ultimately address. Check out an excerpt of Newsbusters.org's take on this issue:

In going on Paula Zahn's CNN show this evening, was Al Sharpton's goal to quell the controversy surrounding his comments about Mormonism, or to inflame it? If the former, he failed miserably. If the latter, he succeeded admirably. Far from retracting his earlier allegation that Mormons aren't real believers, he repeated it, adding an allegation of racism for good measure.

For the Newsbuster's article in its entirety, click on the link below:

Sharpton: Prior to '78, Mormons Weren't 'Real Worshippers of God'

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