As Gwylim McGrew notes below
, anti-Mormon smears are going to be the order of the day among some segments of the "journalistic community" desperate to boost President Obama's electoral chances.
Exhibit A is the most remarkable "Room for Debate" forum in yesterday's New York Times. Titled "What Is It About Mormons?"
, it features five contributions from "thinkers," four of whom relentlessly bash the Mormon faith. Despicable.
Can anyone imagine a Times item titled "What Is It About Muslims?" or "What Is It About Jews?" -- and then inviting critics to bash away? Unimaginable and disgusting to contemplate. This is no less appalling.
Perhaps it's just one more manifestation of the reflexive anti-religiosity of too much of the left . . . but it's important to call out and criticize those perpetuating religious stereotypes and attempting to marginalize good Americans just because of their religion.