I haven’t seen religious “bigotry”. I’ve seen people post threads with “facts” about Mormonism, if to that, is what you refer.
Myself, I don’t really care too much anymore for the religious “debates” here; I’m not Mormon, I’m Catholic. I could, if I wished, make a case for “bigotry” against my faith too, based on the same phenomena that seems to be occurring against Mormonism. (that there are “facts” posted that pro port to demonstrate Catholicism is false).
The “problem” with fighting against such posts, for both the anti-Catholic and anti-Mormon posts, is a) They are usually posted by the same people and thus rehashing the same points over and over again and b) It truly doesn’t do anything to fight the same people over and over again on a personal level.
That is, I’m never going to convince the same people who are anti-Catholic that they are wrong about their assertions. Thus, I’ve dropped such attempts (for the most part) for the simple reason of not wishing to focus on religion and taking away any hope of political unity. Besides, as I pointed out, it’s really the same people fueling the ongoing criticism of Catholicism here, so on a personal (if not religious level) there are certainly better ways to demonstrate their error than trading posts on a message board.
The same applies to the anti-Mormons. I don’t know why my Mormon FRiends (who seem to have given up and left, or been banned) didn’t get that. A Mormon here can either continue bashing their head against the wall, claiming “bigotry”, accomplishing nothing in the process, or now (given the truce) move forward and post positive things about Romney if they wish. The anti-Mormonism here isn’t going to change (same with the anti-Catholicism). I’ve realized that; I encourage any Mormon who feels “persecuted” to realize the same and move forward.
That is a very good point. My suggestion would be a policy of no bashing of any religion or lack there of. Attacking some ones faith is the same as a personal attack IMHO.
There you go, religious bigotry right there posted on FR by AnTiw1 today in another thread. And that is by no means the first time I have seen such on this website.
A wholly sensible position. Kennedy had to deal with the same anti-Catholic bigotry.
You are brilliant.
People can worship dog dung as far as I am concerned, but I sure don't want them in the White House.
His religion is the least of Mitt’s problems. I’d vote for a Sikh, a Mormon, a Zoroastrian who shared our values and acted in accord. That ain’t Romney.
Who can be loyal to that? Who could be enthusiastic about that?