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12/23/11

Iowa Conservative Radio Steps Up Attacks On Mormons

Iowa's leader in talk radio and the conservative movement, Steve Deace, has joined the crusade against Mormonism that we see in other 'conservative' media, like Fox News, Free Republic, and Salem Communications. He recently devoted a few hours of his show to calling Mormons un-Christian and "revealing" the "ugly truths" of Mormonism. Deace broadcasts on Clear Channel Radio.

""We are no longer a Christian nation," Deace plays Obama saying, before switching to Romney talking about supporting gun laws, a woman's right to choose, and the Boy Scouts being open to people of all sexual orientations.

The implication is clear: Romney is no Reagan; he is an Obama-light. And the Mormon candidate may not even be a Christian...

I met with Deace at his home in West Des Moines in December, and he did not mince words when it came to Romney. "I would need to hear the audible voice of God telling me to vote for Mitt Romney," he said of what it would take for the episodic GOP front-runner to win his vote.

Deace said he'd be "fine" with any of three Republican candidates: Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, or Ron Paul. He said he was "intrigued" by Newt Gingrich and "interested in hearing more" from Rick Perry, as well. Last cycle, Deace backed Mike Huckabee, who went on to win the Iowa caucuses... He quotes the bible regularly. He is absolutely certain that he holds the key to "the truth." And, perhaps most scary for would-be presidents, he knows a lot about what matters most to conservative voters in Iowa." -theatlantic.com

CLARIFICATION- Steve Deace is a radio host for a Salem Communications division, and is only syndicated by Clear Channel. Salem Communications seems to have a coordinated campaign of religious bigotry against Mormons.

2 comments:

SavedbyGrace said...

Mormonism is not Christianity, it just is not possible. I am surprised that more conservatives haven't stepped up to the plate on this one.

Dr B said...

You aren't conservative. And it certainly isn't Christian of you to smear a politician simply because of theological differences. You and the rest of the Free Republic ilk will fall into the vast history of bigots.

Or maybe you will make yourself useful and attack Obama for being a Kenyan. Who do you hate more, Mormons for grafting folks away from your congregations, or black people for leaving your cotton fields??