Sharpton, the “stone-throwing glasshouse dweller” says “In no way did I attack Mormons or the Mormon Church…”
But… The video shows something very different.
U.S. Presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) (C) greets Rev. Al Sharpton (L) and Rev. Jesse Jackson during the National Action Network convention in New York April 20, 2007. (REUTERS/Eric Thayer)
Civil Rights Activist(?) Al Sharpton is feeling the heat after personally attacking Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith during a debate on Monday.
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CNN reported the latest on the Reverend’s personal attacks:
During a debate on religion and politics at the New York Public Library with atheist author Christopher Hitchens, Sharpton said, “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.”
On the campaign trail in Iowa Wednesday, Romney fired back, calling Sharpton’s comment “terribly misguided.” (Watch Sharpton’s comment and the controversey that followed )
“It shows that bigotry still exists in some corners,” Romney said. “I thought it was a most unfortunate comment to make.”
Asked if he thought Sharpton is a bigot, the former Massachusetts governor said, “I don’t know Rev. Sharpton. I doubt he is personally such a thing. But the comment was a comment which could be described as a bigoted comment.
“Perhaps he didn’t mean it that way, but the way it came out was inappropriate and wrong.”
Sharpton said his remarks were being taken out of context.
Here is Romney’s response to Sharpton’s attacks, via CNN:
No surprise… CNN called Romney’s response “an attack on Sharpton.”
Bloodthirsty Liberal says it best on Sharpton playing victim and denying he attacked Romney or Mormons… “Al Sharpton is a liar. The people who will rush into to defend him are also liars, but they are practicing a more difficult craft.”