It is interesting that Lawrence O'Donnell chose the LDS Church and not
Islam for his venomous attack. After Salman Rushdie wrote "The Satanic
Verses" the Ayatollah Khomeini made death threats including a fatwā.
Just ignore him, he will go away.
Its an election year. If you have not realized that FOX, MSNBC are just tools
to be used by the left and right, and you still watch those channels for news,
you should re-evaluate where you get your information.
People keep claiming that what O'Donnel said was not true and the DN keeps
printing these claims. I believe they are not true, but wouldn't good
investigative journalism involve printing the truth? Or if the truth is not
known, printing what exactly is known and what is not? A lot of
hearsay and opinion is being printed, but if the DN has published an article
detailing the facts (how many wives, what ages when married, how many already
married to other men, etc.) I missed it. All I'm saying is more facts and
less opinion would be helpful at this point.
Our brother from Midvale is correct. These so-called analysis shows present
little more than talking-heads who will say anything to boost ratings. These
talkers have no real values or opinions and they are willing to lie, slander,
and defame in order to attract viewers.Unfortunately, the great
masses of the public are too foolish to realize this. Indeed, the masses sit
back mindlessly soaking up this drivel like it was actual news.The
public should be condemned for pandering to these hate-mongers. All patriotic
Americans have a duty to boycott any show such as this that is little more than
a vehicle to attack religion.
Please, give it a rest. The persecution complex gets wearisome. Why so offended
when talking heads say something, particularly when those on the right have made
false statements a whole new art form? Just let it pass and move on. Are we
going to beat it to death?
Hear, hear, 1aggie. It will never happen because those facts have long ago been
hidden. Lawrence O'Donnell may have not done an extensive fact search
before his comments..but had he done so he would have found the mormon sanitized
version, and the nay sayers version. He simply chose the latter.
He was misinformed and he apologized. As I recall there was a conference talk a
few years ago about not being offended. Get over it.
Who cares what this guy thinks or says? I am comfortable enough with my
beliefs, I don't seek, or need outside validation.This guy is
paid to be shocking, and guess what, he was! The writer made the comment that
if it were any other religion he would be fired, let's put the shoe on the
other foot. If he made the same remarks about Islam, would you even care?
So Pragmatist, it seems to me that nobody knows the real facts and no
journalists want to "go there" and try to discover them. If the DN wants
to illuminate (rather than just sell advertising space) then they should attempt
to do their job and illuminate. If not, i think they should get off the
Esquire Springville, UT"Please, give it a rest. The persecution
complex gets wearisome."O'Donnell's comments represent
the liberal's views on motherhood. They just get embarrassed when their
views are verbalized. I can see why they would want to "just let it pass
and move on".
How were his comments any better than what Rush, Hannity, and Fox spew every
day?Where was this letter writer's outrage when
"deep-seated hatred for white culture, death panels, Obama=Muslim, Obama is
a Nazi, Obama isn't American, the woman who testified before Congress is a
prostitute, etc"O'Donnell learned from the best, foxnews!
He were merely copying what AM RADIO and Fox do every single day. Which is why we cannot get our news from "the news." They all have
agendas. They all want to turn us against each other. Which is sad right now.
@Rifleman"O'Donnell's comments represent the liberal's
views on motherhood."Um... this is about his remarks on
Mormonism, where'd you get motherhood from?
@ Rifleman, get real, would you? "atl34" gets it right. Besides, do
you even really know how liberals feel about motherhood? They all have moms,
they love their moms just like everyone else. They just want moms to be able to
choose how to govern their own personal lives and want moms to be paid fairly
for doing the same work as dads. I realize that fairness and equality, and the
absence of government in our personal lives, are not conservative principles,
but give it some thought. You might actually like it!
People would love to paint all "liberals" and all
"conservatives" as being exactly the same.Cant there be
degrees of each? How about someone who is a fiscal conservative and
social moderate or liberal.More and more, people seem to let their
party define their views. I find it hard to believe that so many people seem to
be in agreement with the party line on EVERYTHING.I believe strongly
that we need to become much more fiscally conservative as a nation. But, I am
not opposed to Gay marriage and I think we need to scale back our military.What does that make me?
I view the easily offended LDS members no differently than any other group who
walks around with either a chip on their shoulder, or an axe to grind just
looking for an argument or a fight.Whatever happened to
”Turning the other cheek” and “Bless them that curse you, and
pray for them which despitefully use you.”I guess it’s
only lip service, or hears of the word only.You either live your religion,
or you don’t.
@JoeBlow - That is a good question. It appears you are not fully comfortable
with a status quo and have the ability to reason... welcome to the liberal camp.
@JoeBlow"I believe strongly that we need to become much more fiscally
conservative as a nation. But, I am not opposed to Gay marriage and I think we
need to scale back our military.What does that make me?"Unelectable. (sorry, couldn't resist).
Ah, If only there were facts about religion and a way to recognize them. With all the phony documents, counterfeiting, and lies, I have lost my
faith in recorded history.
To John Charity Spring | 8:00 a.m. 4/18I agree with your assessment
of ALL the obnoxious political commentators, on both sides of the political
spectrum, and don't watch, or listen to, any of them. I sincerely hope
that your call for a boycott refers not only to O'Donnell, Olbermann,
Letterman, and their ilk, but also Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck, and their ilk.
Those on the right are just as veracity-challenged as those on the left. None
of them, left or right, contribute anything of value to the political dialog and
should be ignored. A pox on all of them.
As I recall Obama or his campaign people did not challenge Romney's
religion. However Romney did accuse Obama of "worshiping" secularism.
I am sorry but that is an unfair declaration, any more than romneycare would
suggest Romney worships secularism.
"...people like that man don't care who they offend ..."---You reap what you sow.
Does it matter what Laurance O'Donnell said? He's just another
"barking dog" spoken of by Elder Bruce R. McConkie in 1984:"The Church is like a great caravan—organized, prepared, following
an appointed course, with its captains of tens and captains of hundreds all in
place.What does it matter if a few barking dogs snap at the heels of
the weary travelers? Or that predators claim those few who fall by the way? The
caravan moves on.Is there a ravine to cross, a miry mud hole to pull
through, a steep grade to climb? So be it. The oxen are strong and the teamsters
wise. The caravan moves on.Are there storms that rage along the way,
floods that wash away the bridges, deserts to cross, and rivers to ford? Such is
life in this fallen sphere. The caravan moves on.Ahead is the
celestial city, the eternal Zion of our God, where all who maintain their
position in the caravan shall find food and drink and rest. Thank God that the
caravan moves on!"Let O'Donnell "bark", let him
"howl". It just doesn't matter.
Re: RanchHand Huntsville, UT"You reap what you sow"Obviously a reference to the LDS Church's humanitarian work around the
world that primarily helps those in need who are not members of the Church. The
LDS Church continues to grow and expand worldwide and it is an indication of the
fruits of their labor.
Counter Intelligence: thanks for the laugh this morning! I needed that badly and
LDS LIb seems to provide the commentary for such laughs each day.It's been interesting watching the Lefties on these pages state comments
like Mr. Bass has but when it was Rush on the hotseat for his comment the Left
couldn't get enough of it, on the Dnews and the national media that ran
with it daily for weeks.
Charles? That gave you a good laugh? Hookay