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Video: CNN panel names Romney a religious fanatic for promoting children
Hotair ^ | 05/03/2013 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 05/03/2013 1:51:56 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Via BuzzFeed, here’s the latest in tolerance from last night’s Piers Morgan show. Mitt Romney spoke at a commencement for Southern Virginia University, whose student body is 92% Mormon, according to Hunter Schwartz, and Romney used his speech to talk about traditional Mormon pro-family values — or really, generic Christian family values. For quoting Psalms — by the way, an Old Testament book common to all Christians and Jews — the panel laughs Romney out of the room as a “religious fanatic”:

The NIV has this as “children,” while the Ignatius Catholic version uses “sons” instead. Nonetheless, the panel starts off by misinterpreting this as a specifically Mormon teaching, rather than a broad Judeo-Christian teaching about the blessings of offspring, apparently as a means to snicker at Romney’s religious beliefs while ironically revealing their own ignorance on such matters. Romney’s own count of five children seems amusing to the panel in this context, while they roll their eyes, laugh, call Romney a “fanatic” for quoting Psalms as advice, and state that this is the reason that single women didn’t vote for him — even though this never came up at all in the campaign.

There are fanatics in this conversation … but Romney isn’t one of them.

Schwartz has asked CNN if they stand by these statements from their panel. May I suggest Job 11:2-3?

Addendum: On further consideration, I’m also struck at how ungracious this attack is. Mitt Romney has stayed out of the political debate since he lost the election six months ago, and CNN is still doing spots on Mormon Weirdness? Ah, tolerance …

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cnn; religion; romney

1 posted on 05/03/2013 1:51:56 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama is nominating Penny Pritzker for commerce sec'y.

She has multi-millions just like Romney. Any democrats screaming against her fortune like they did with Romney?

2 posted on 05/03/2013 1:54:02 PM PDT by what's up
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To: what's up

Well, she made her money in a manner acceptable to Democrats - she ripped people off.


3 posted on 05/03/2013 2:01:00 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah old pro-abortion Willard saying something nice about children

hes a joke all right...

Too bad the panel couldnt laugh at Willard for a conservative prolife stance...


4 posted on 05/03/2013 2:05:04 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

Was the panel laughing to Willard? Or were they laughing at the things he espoused?


5 posted on 05/03/2013 2:07:23 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m no fan of Romney but CNN is trash.


6 posted on 05/03/2013 2:37:01 PM PDT by darkangel82
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Ditto.


7 posted on 05/03/2013 2:53:26 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: darkangel82

CNN = Commie News Network


8 posted on 05/03/2013 2:56:27 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt ("Political correctness is tyranny with manners." - Charlton Heston)
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To: SeekAndFind
Leftist vermin can go right ahead and limit the number of their own offspring.

Romney may have failed to beat Obama but his kids will most likely all end up being productive members of society.
9 posted on 05/03/2013 3:08:08 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: SeekAndFind

Why does any one pay any attention to commie network news? If folks didn’t go look at it to learn of the newest piece of commie pig junk, they would have OzerO ratings.

I mean, these guys can’t make six digits most of the time anymore. Their only numbers come from people who are well meaning but rating and marketing ignorant. Since my cable box (and everyone else’s) rats me out every time I change channels, I am VERY careful to go only to those I consider worth while. I don’t even land on commie network news if I can help it. I won’t even give them so much as a “blip.”

BTW, who or what, is a pierced moron and why should I care?


10 posted on 05/03/2013 3:22:49 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslymz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

How dare any network that lives by the supposed liberal virtue of “Moral Relativism” decide to become Moral Absolutists in judging another culture....

We should be calling them on this and out grouping these fookls for breaking their own rules, it is part of the Alinsky Playbook afterall..


11 posted on 05/03/2013 3:32:10 PM PDT by GraceG
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Communist Goals (1963) Congressional Record—Appendix, pp. A34-A35 January 10, 1963

#21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

http://rense.com/general32/americ.htm


12 posted on 05/03/2013 5:01:40 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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