The New York Times was the latest to jump on the anti-Mormon bandwagon. Rather than just use the hateful subtly of Pastor Robert Jeffries, however, the NYT's Maureen Dowd unleashed one of the most hateful, bigoted, and offensive anti-religious pieces of trash ever published. Ever.
The article, which mocks everything from religious garments to sacred rituals, quotes every anti-religious and anti-faith superstar out there - including famed critics Bill Maher and Christopher Hitchens. While she uses the words of others to do the mocking, Dowd makes sure to bury the only Mormon voice in the piece to the bottom of the article, letting the mocking and critics take the lead. Even the responses from experts are reduced to a few, very selectively quoted sentences that do little to really counter the bigoted mocking that dominates the piece.
In summary, any casual reader would be left thinking Mormon's beliefs should be mocked.
"If this was written about Jews she'd be fired today. If it was written about Catholics she'd be in trouble today. Because it's written about the Mormons it can be said," Glenn said.
I want to know I am a Mormon. I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and you may not like my theology. That's okay," Glenn said.
"I'm not asking you to join my church. I'm not asking you to join theologies or anything like that. It's important that we keep our theologies separate and distinct. It's important that you know what you believe in, and I know what I believe in. And we need to stand arm in arm."
"Look, the wolves are coming for people of faith and they are coming for the weakest among and they will take down the ones that are weakest that have the least amount of protection it will be the Mormons, and Jews, and then who's next. It will be all of us."
"They're trying to make sure you can't say anything about God in any way shape or form in school. They will have you dress in honor of Islam but you can't do a Christmas pageant. We have separate, and distinct theologies and that must remain, but we must stand together, and stop the bigotry, and hatred on anyone's religion. This is a coordinated effort and the time to say enough is enough is right now," Glenn said.