Washington Post dredges up 150 year old Mormon massacre

Charles Spiering of the Washington Examiner calls out a ridiculous and offensive column run by the Washington Post that questions the depth of support Mitt Romney may have in the "deep South." The Washington Post column dredged up the history of the Mormon Massacre of settlers that took place about 200 years ago. Sandyha Somashekhar wrote in the WaPo:  Hundreds of the victims' descendants still populate these hills and commemorate the killings, which they have come to call "the first 9/11." There aren't many places in America more likely to be suspicious of Mormonism - and potentially more problematic for Mitt Romney, who is seeking to become the country's first Mormon president. Not only do many here retain a personal antipathy toward the religion and its followers, but they also tend to be Christian evangelicals, many of whom view Mormonism as a cult. Polls have shown that evangelicals have rallied to Mitt Romney and that anti-Mormon prejudice is more of influence in liberal...(Read Full Post)