Wednesday, May 09, 2007

I love you too Al

“As for the one Mormon running for office, those that really believe in God will defeat him anyway, so don’t worry about that, that’s a temporary situation.” -Al Sharpton

Just who does Mr. Sharpton think he is? After demanding that, the bigot, Don Imus apologize and step down (and rightfully so), how can Reverend Al even begin to feel justified in making a comment like this? At least Don Imus had the brains to apologize for his jackass comments. Not so with Al Sharpton.
In a statement, Sharpton accused the Romney campaign of a “blatant effort to fabricate a controversy to help their lagging campaign” and argued that it was Hitchens who criticized Mormons. - As reported by Mike Glover of the AP
Wow, Mitt Romney didn't need to say anything to fabricate controversy. Al Sharpton can create controversy all on his own. Just look at all the controversy Al drummed up over over Don Imus. But if someone says, "Al maybe you shouldn't of said that, you insinuated that I don't really believe in God.", he accuses the speaker of political posturing. What a jerk.

“In no way did I attack Mormons or the Mormon Church when I responded that other believers, not atheists, would vote against Mr. Romney for purely political reasons...” -Al Sharpton

Only he didn't say "other believers", he said "those that really believe in God"; insinuating that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints don't really believe in God. Reading his initial quote it seems obvious (to me at least) how he feels about the LDS Faith.

“What I said was that we would defeat him, meaning as a Republican. A Mormon, by definition, believes in God. They don't believe in God the way I do, but by definition, they believe in God." -Al Sharpton

Wow, I'm glad that I beleive in God, if only by definition, according to Sharpton. That really softens the blow. Its also comforting to know that all true believers are Democrats. I'm glad to see the issue is so clear cut, so black and white. So even though I believe in God, by definition from my Mormon faith, I'm still not a true believer because I see issues more conservatively than he does.

So I dislike Al Sharpton, but not in the way Al Sharpton dislikes me. I dislike him as a man because he doesn't have the courtesy or guts to apologize for directly insulting me and most of the people I know. Al Sharpton dislikes me because I belong to a group of people that sees the world differently than he does. By definition, Al Sharpton, you are a bigot.


Tug said...

Wow. I'm not Mormon, but I don't like Al because of a LOT of things he says. HE seems to be more racist than so many people he speaks out against...

SushiBoy said...

Tug- I wouldn't want to be a Jew in NYC when he's spouting his hate.

DadGuy said...

I'm interested to see if some of his big supporters denounce this or not. It's kind of a big deal and I don't expect it to go away, with Mit Romney running.

The thing I'm really interested in hearing is what he has to say about Harry Reid. Isn't he a mormon too?

Anonymous said...

Dadguy, interestingly enough, Harry Reid is a mormon, just goes to show we're not all conservative republicans and that we can think for ourselves(even if I really don't like Harry Reid). I personally think Sharpton's remarks are not that suprising. Just as Imus' comments were not that suprising. If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck why are we surprised at what he is saying? Imus is a sexist bigot and sharpton is a racist bigot. I think it's not ok what he said but I'm also not losing sleep over it. I just don't take much stock in his opinion.

SushiBoy said...

Superwoman keeps it cool. Me? I just rant about things. I've been watching this story pretty close to see how things pan out.

It causing a lot of discussion, I saw a funny little segement on 360 with (forgot the guys name) on CNN. The Democrat was all for Mormons running for office - judging from our service record in the the Military and other govt. agencies.

The Republican was all for Mitt, but you could tell he really didn't like Moromons (at least the beleif system) and he was getting bent out of shape when he was asked what he thought of Mormons and if they were Christian. He said something to the effect of, "I'm not here to discuss what I beleive," with a big frown on his face.

While I may not end up voting for Mitt, his run has opened up a lot of discussion and cleared the air on a few things. Thats been cool.

Doctor Mom said...

I've grown quite tired of this overboard crap.

The only one who's making the big deal about it and looking like an ass is himself.

Give a man a shovel and he'll dig himself a hole to throw himself in?