Opinion: Bashing Mormons, based on old doctrines, must stop

Mormon-bashing continues to be alive and well.

How's this for a headline (in strange, fractured, white-on-black graphics)? "Latterday Taint: How Glenn Beck is Driven by Mormonism."

In this Oct. 21 article in the Boise Weekly, a Boston writer named Adam Reilly makes a bogus claim. He connects Fox commentator Glenn Beck's political views and Beck's membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). Reilly declares that Beck's anti-communist, mean-spirited, off-the-wall rhetoric (like, President Obama has a deep hatred of white people) is rooted in his Mormon faith.

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The problem is, this sort of article just keeps on encouraging the license so many people seem to feel to take potshots at the LDS church.

I am not a Mormon. I probably disagree (respectfully) with most doctrines of the Mormon church. But it just makes me crazy that so many people - many "liberal-minded" people as well as "conservative" religionist - seem to feel that it's always open season on the LDS.

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