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'Obama for America' Coordinator Unleashes Bigoted Attack on Romney/Mormons
Gather ^ | August 26, 2012 | Margie Wilson-Mars

Posted on 08/26/2012 4:11:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Samuel Cook, III is a Coordinator for the New Orleans Chapter of 'Obama for America' (OFA), he is also a religious bigot. Like so many of the 'tolerant' left, Cook sees no problem in mocking and lying about Mitt Romney's Mormonism. The only difference? Cook, who is a black man, claims he is a Republican. He certainly is...as of six days ago. How can a black man, who has likely been a victim of racism simply by living in America, be so intolerant of someone else?

Cook isn't the only member of the tolerant left to mock Romney's religion lately. Several high-profile people, just on Twitter alone, have made unbelievable comments, particularly about 'magic underwear'. It's common knowledge that many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints wear undergarments that are considered sacred in temple ceremonies. There's nothing magical about them! The slams would be the equivalent of mocking a Jewish candidate for wearing a Yarmulke or slams about Catholics and 'magic necklaces'. Outrageous, bigoted and certainly intolerant.

Singer/actress Cher slammed Romney's wealth (any many other things) on Twitter and commented about him being rich, white (that's bad?) and, like actor Michael McKean also tweeted, wearing magic underwear.

OFA's Cook began his attack right after Romney posted this tweet about the death of Neil Armstrong, "Neil Armstrong today takes his place in the hall of heroes. The moon will miss its first son of earth." Cook has since deleted his response to Romney, however, the website 'Twitchy' has a screenshot of his tweet (all of them, in fact) that slams all Mormons and is terribly disrespectful to American hero Armstrong. He responded by bringing up 'Kolob'. Kolob refers to what the LDS Church believes is the name of the star closest to the "residence of God." It is the topic of many anti-Mormon conspiracies, enough so that Cook erased it, likely knowing his use of it could be problematic. Today, posters on Twitter have a new angle to attack Romney and Mormons, the 'first son of earth' part of his post about Armstrong-tweets saying it must be a 'Mormon thing'.

In addition, Cook attempted to perpetuate decades old Church doctrine by saying that Romney was the bishop in a church that believed blacks were 'cursed'. The often misrepresented doctrine ended in 1978. Until then, black men were not allowed to hold the priesthood or take part in sacred temple ceremonies. A book of LDS scripture, The Pearl of Great Price, says, "blackness came upon" Cain's descendants, who were "despised among all people." One of Cain's heirs was Noah's son, Ham, who was "cursed ... as pertaining to the priesthood," according to the scripture. Romney says that the day the ban was lifted, he actually pulled to the side of the road and cried. Church spokesman Michael Purdy says the day of the ban was "a day of great rejoicing". It is curious that the left has an issue with 30+-year-old discarded Church doctrine, yet they had no issue with President Obama attending a church presided over by anti-white, anti-American black liberation theologist Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

Cook went on to tweet about 'magic underwear', of course, and about a conspiracy theory that's being thrown around a lot lately, one they call 'The White Horse Prophecy'. Citizen Journalist wrote about Cook's tweet, "He then goes full Illuminati and veers into a conspiracy of Mormons to "infiltrate the government". And he thinks 'birthers' are nutty? The story behind this fake fable came from two Mormons who claimed that back in 1843, the founder of the Church, Joseph Smith, told them a day would come when the United States Constitution would be 'hanging by a thread' and would be "preserved and saved" by a White Horse (taken by the Book of Revelation), A.K.A. the Mormon Church. The ridiculous 'prophecy' has been disavowed over and over...kind of like the 'birther' conspiracy. It's not part of the Church doctrine. Bottom line: There is no evidence whatsoever that Joseph Smith said any such thing.

It's not just Mormonism that is being attacked, Christianity, as a whole, is being lambasted by the left. Anti-Mormonism/Christianity billboards had gone up in Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention. Billboard owners in Tampa denied service to the same group when they wanted to post them for the RNC. One reads, 'Mormonism: Magic Underwear, Baptizes Dead People, Big Money, Big Bigotry.' The billboards have since been removed. Reuters published an attack report on the wealth of the Church and television programs have featured stories on the 'secretive' Saints. No one is asking people to convert, just to show some of the tolerance they expound. Romney detractors don't seem to care about the facts, they just hit in any way they see as possibly effective. In Cook's case, he has justified his hate-speech as 'fair' because Mitt Romney made the 'birther' joke at a hometown event and that Romney said the campaign needed 'more humor'. Now even Romney has been deemed a 'birther' for making the joke! The double standard coming from the Democrats is getting tiresome. Is the Obama for America organization comfortable with one of their Coordinators posting bigoted tweets and lies? How about the Republicans for Obama who he links to? Maybe, but Cook isn't concerned in the least.

A few people asked Cook if his opinion was the same as OFA's. He responded that it wasn't OFA's, but it was his opinion. Another person tweeted that they thought Cook could lose his job over this. He said it wouldn't happen because he worked for himself. It's probably safe to assume the person meant his position with OFA (usually volunteer), not his actual 'job' (he seems to have several). He also said he stood by his comments. Twitchy asked, "So, Cook stands by his statements (and by whatever it is he considers a sense of humor). Will Obama for America stand by Cook?" Good question.

UPDATE: Mr. Cook has apologized, kind of.


TOPICS: Louisiana; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: democrats; mormons; obama; romney

1 posted on 08/26/2012 4:11:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Like so many of the 'tolerant' left, Cook sees no problem in mocking and lying about Mitt Romney's Mormonism.

This is my shocked face...

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2 posted on 08/26/2012 4:17:53 PM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
ah, lds do consider their special under garments magical.
I don't think I have ever heard anyone say a Yamaka or Rosary beads were magical.
3 posted on 08/26/2012 4:19:24 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: newheart

I wonder what his FReepname is?


4 posted on 08/26/2012 4:23:44 PM PDT by PalmettoMason (South Carolinians need to start choosing a primary challenger to Nikki Haley NOW!!!!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Democrat or no, I’d have to see his actual comments. Planet Kolob is indeed in Mormon theology, and the “sacred underwear” certainly is magical, insomuch that it has Free Masonic occult symbols designed to protect the Mormon from harm, and allegedly even saves Mormon lives from danger according to Mormon “testimony.” Whoever wrote this doesn’t know anything about Mormonism, but is defending it because a Democrat has attacked it.

I’m surprised though that there was no reference to Joseph Smith’s and Brigham Young’s assertion that there are quaker/Mormons (Mormons who dress like quakers) living on the Moon who live to a thousand years, and Mormons on the surface of the sun.


5 posted on 08/26/2012 4:23:55 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: svcw
yarmulke

It's not a Japanese motorcycle


6 posted on 08/26/2012 4:27:54 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: RaisingCain; newheart; PalmettoMason; Unmarked Package

It’s like catnip for you and the others, isn’t it?


7 posted on 08/26/2012 4:35:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How can a black man, who has likely been a victim of racism simply by living in America, be so intolerant of someone else?

Many white people are naive as hell.

8 posted on 08/26/2012 4:39:34 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The same for you, though you take on the role of the Mormon apologist for political purposes. The Dems are political too with it, though I am not.


9 posted on 08/26/2012 4:39:59 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: Altura Ct.

That comment was really the most absurd one in the entire article. An alleged Republican is basically saying America is a racist country and using that alleged fact to attack a Democrat. The Dems have become commies, and the Repugs have become Dems.

Welcome to Europe.


10 posted on 08/26/2012 4:41:35 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good thing he didn’t tweet about the mormon cults belief that all blacks are cursed with the Mark of Cain.


11 posted on 08/26/2012 4:45:13 PM PDT by Rome2000 (WILLARD ROMNEY -- MORMON MELCHIDEZEK BISHOP -HIS FAMILY HAS AVOIDED MILITARY SERVICE FOR GENERATIONS)
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To: Rome2000

Archie Bunker said “Able got it in the back with a cane.”


12 posted on 08/26/2012 4:54:19 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To all my relatives and former friends: Do not contact me if you still love obama.)
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To: Rome2000

Yeah, since that was lifted in 1978, the year I graduated high school and joined the Army. I’m now an old man.


13 posted on 08/26/2012 4:55:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: nascarnation

Sorry, if I missed spell the word.
I looked the word up on two dictionary sites just to be sure and they both spelled it that way.
I apologize.


14 posted on 08/26/2012 5:01:02 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw
Hey no problem.

Order your Obama version:

http://obamulkes.com/


15 posted on 08/26/2012 5:08:26 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

You owe me a new gin and tonic I just threw up.......and if its fake I am really pissed. ;-)


16 posted on 08/26/2012 5:10:43 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw

I actually think it’s legit.

There is a disappointingly large number of Jews who support Obama even in 2012.


17 posted on 08/26/2012 5:13:32 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: nascarnation

I am not Jewish but I would think printing on this symbol of obedience anything at all would be an abomination.


18 posted on 08/26/2012 5:18:25 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: RaisingCain

So you boys are out from behind the magical apron of the religion forum now, is it?

Cool ;).


19 posted on 08/26/2012 5:36:26 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: RaisingCain

Lol. Repugs. What’s your DU name, there?


20 posted on 08/26/2012 5:40:48 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Hardraade

“Lol. Repugs. What’s your DU name, there?”


What’s your name on HomoCon Coulter’s forum?


21 posted on 08/26/2012 5:44:04 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: RaisingCain; Altura Ct.; 2ndDivisionVet

Actually, we seem to have a tag-team here. You are very new, and employ the language of Democratic Underground and Daily KOS. Trust me, it’s like a sore thumb.

And we have Altura, who went into convulsions that the Democrats were shown to be connected to the KKK.

Regged demonrats the two of you, yes?


22 posted on 08/26/2012 5:51:53 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: RaisingCain

Wash your mouth out with soap, boy, before someone knots your tongue around your demonrat pencilneck :).


23 posted on 08/26/2012 5:56:44 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Hardraade

Notice that your big problem isn’t that the claims against Mormonism are true or false, but that I am saying them. Your attacks against anyone who do not conform is not new amongst the sad state of “conservatives” these days. That’s what happens when they embrace politics over truth. They become Democrats.


24 posted on 08/26/2012 5:58:35 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: nascarnation

Obama has 600 tame, antisemite rabbis doing his bidding this campaign. Yarmulkes is the least of it.


25 posted on 08/26/2012 5:59:10 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: RaisingCain

Standard deflection technique, and clumsily played at that. You’re as dumb as that muslim Green Sultan running his recruitment team on Stormfront.

Now, go away. I’ve only lit you up. Further than that you’re not worth anyone’s time.


26 posted on 08/26/2012 6:05:58 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: RaisingCain

I’m becoming more and more convinced that you have come to Freerepublic as an agent of the obamaroid team. You and your ilk know that division will keep your lying scum sucking fraud in power and probably keep the Senate under DNC control. What really bothers me more is how you liars play holy Harry, as if you can wink when God calls you to accounts some where/when. You’re working for the opposition to free self government. How disgusting your ilk are becoming.


27 posted on 08/26/2012 6:07:14 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Hardraade

***Obama has 600 tame, antisemite rabbis doing his bidding this campaign.****

Judas goats?


28 posted on 08/26/2012 6:08:26 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Tyrannies demand immense sacrifices of their people to produce trifles.-Marquis de Custine)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Yeah, they actually made a big production of it. 600 Obamarabbis. I think JStreet is behind it.


29 posted on 08/26/2012 6:12:25 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: MHGinTN; All

I am further convinced that you’d rather we all suck up to the LDS and Mitt Romney than to remain conservatives. I don’t think the conservative movement is going to survive 4 years of Mitt Romney, not when political correctness for the sake of party politics is being enforced by a new Comintern run by the GOPe and aided and abetted by “conservatives” shrieking ABO! ABO! ABO! in 2012, and who will shriek ABH! ABH! ABH! (Anybody but Hillary) in 2016. But I guess you guys believe the Mormons really are Christians and that blacks should be more tolerant to Mormons because they ALL ( experience racism in the country, as claimed by the OP.

But thinking, naturally, gets turned off for the sake of party.


30 posted on 08/26/2012 6:16:46 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: Hardraade

This thread is a thread promoting Mormonism while promoting the Bishop candidate, and it is not in religion.

Responses will naturally refer to the topic.


31 posted on 08/26/2012 6:35:50 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: RaisingCain

Dislike Mormons, or not - although orthodoxy is probably a bit less important than many think.

But you, sir, are turning into a classical forum caricature.

Dang. I have mellowed :)).


32 posted on 08/26/2012 6:45:43 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: ansel12

I noticed. Obviously.


33 posted on 08/26/2012 6:47:22 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Hardraade

“Dislike Mormons, or not - although orthodoxy is probably a bit less important than many think.”


What does that mean?

And the Mormons are as Orthodox to Christianity as the Scientologists. Which means there’s no relation between the two, besides some shared words but with vastly different meanings.


34 posted on 08/26/2012 6:50:37 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: RaisingCain

Don’t. You’ll sprain something. Go back to DU.


35 posted on 08/26/2012 6:56:45 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Hardraade

Okay, you should go boast to the log cabin Republicans over at the Ann Coulter forum that you really put me in my place.


36 posted on 08/26/2012 7:25:40 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: Hardraade

Hardraade you like to play the race game? I’ll play. Do you get off helping support your Marxist friends and talk about ‘evil whitey’ and the KKK? Are you a proponent of ‘white privilege’? You support the likes of the Black Caucus? Or maybe you are a member of the Black Republican Association? What other kinds of anti white race BS do you support? Black Panthers? Rev Wright? How about Obamanation himself? Jesse Jackson? Al Sharpton? Or maybe you support the ‘conservative’ blacks like Colin ‘I love Obama’ Powell? How about JC ‘Black Television News’ Watts? Or Michael ‘hip hop’ Steele? What about quota’s? How about race based discipline? Maybe you are a supporter of ‘social justice’ or a community organizer? What about Black Studies? Or maybe you are a ‘Chief Diversity Officer’ or a Dept of Diversity’ head? Maybe you believe that test are ‘racist’? Maybe you think that black on white violence is ‘random’ or perpetuated by ‘youth’? Or think the knock out game or flash mobs has nothing to do with race? Maybe you think paying kids to go to school is a good idea?

So while you rail on about the KKK and the evil white man The above and a list a mile long is used everyday and in every way against whites and to destroy this nation and our culture and either you are a direct supporter of that or a useful idiot but it matter not because either one is dangerous.


37 posted on 08/26/2012 8:35:38 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

No, you’ll not play. You lack the necessary equipment (an IQ of at least 90). Go away. As I said, I’ve mellowed. I don’t rip wings off flies anymore ;).


38 posted on 08/26/2012 8:41:49 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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