Sharpton's comment bigoted, Romney says

Sharpton's comment bigoted, Romney says

There are 12 comments on the Newsday story from May 10, 2007, titled Sharpton's comment bigoted, Romney says. In it, Newsday reports that:

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney yesterday denounced the Rev.

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stan from riverhead

Bronx, NY

#1 May 10, 2007
I recently moved to LI from Ct, and would be considered by most as a moderate Lieberman Democrat. I heard bits and pieces of the Sharpton slur against Mitt Romney and was offended twice. Once by the remark and the second time by Newsday for not covering it. I knew you are biased but todays paper had 6 fluff pieces with Hillary mentioned and 7 with Obama, plainly cut the crap with the cheerleading and you might increase your readership. What would your reaction have been if the comment were about a Muslim? It's rhetorical but I know your answer. Thank you.
Chris

Oklahoma City, OK

#3 May 10, 2007
I would just like to say I am offended by what Al Sharpton said about Mr. Romney. I like how he is aloud to back pedal and reply "what I really ment to say" but Don Imus is called a racist by this man. What a hypocrite
Chylloh

AOL

#4 May 10, 2007
Maybe Al and Jessie are finally on their way out. The sad part about it, I am sure they have recruits to take their place.
Farmingville

Warren, NJ

#5 May 10, 2007
Both Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have NO BUSINESS advocating for any minority group as for they are not only racists and bigots but also hypocrites... They only care about there agendas and use there race to take them there which is a shame to use your people!!!
Mister Saxon

United States

#6 May 10, 2007
Give it a rest. Sharpton is a clown and the African American community in America knows it. The *ahem* majority seems to think that Jesse Jackson and Mr. Sharpton speak for all people of color. They do not.
This is not a case of "bigotry" or "racism", Stephen Colbert would probably call it "Faithism" (i.e. your God is imaginary, my God is real). This is a mirror of the situation in the Middle East -- Christanity vs Islam, again (anyone remember 'The Crusades'?).
If Romney were a Scientologist would Sharpton's remarks have made the headlines...I say probably not. Sharpton simply said something that one (or more) of Romney's evangelical 'neo-con' competitors would have said during primaries.
For those of you who aren't "South Park" fans, the creators produced an episode explaining Mormon origins and beliefs, in their very unique and crude way. Where was your outrage then?
David B

Portland, OR

#7 May 10, 2007
Sharpton told The Associated Press that "[Mormons] don't believe in God the way I do, but, by definition, they believe in God."

The Reverend Sharpton is correct. Unlike Roman Catholicism, the Eastern Rite churches, and all Protestant denominations, Mormons do not accept the Trinity that has defined Christian orthodox faith since the fourth century.

However, the real story here, is how thin-skinned is Mitt Romney that he cannot answer questions and respond to remarks about his faith, when he is running for the highest elective office in the land. Apparently sticks and stones CAN break his bones. Presidential timbre?
Brock

Powderly, TX

#8 May 10, 2007
Typical Al Sharpton, Drug Dealer, rant. If you're not black and swooning at his feet, you are a target.

Al Sharpton is a minister? No wonder people don't believe in god. Ugggghhhhh...
Brock

Powderly, TX

#9 May 10, 2007
And David B.- read your history.

Trinity was invented by Tertullian in the second century. It was not believed by the christians who were around in Jesus day.

It just so happened that Alexander was bishop in rome when Constantine decided to co-opt "the church" for to shore up the empire. Alexander just happened to support trinity. You no doubt will recall that AFTER the council of nicea, Constantine boiled his wife to death in oil. Good christian that he was, he didn't care what the christians believed, as long as they supported him.

Consider 2 Thess 2:3, Matt 7:15, Acts 20:29...

Ask yourself, if this was a critical teaching, why isn't the word even in the bible?

Just because a large group of people believe it, doesn't make it correct. Or is the earth still flat?

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#10 May 10, 2007
stan from riverhead wrote:
I recently moved to LI from Ct, and would be considered by most as a moderate Lieberman Democrat. I heard bits and pieces of the Sharpton slur against Mitt Romney and was offended twice. Once by the remark and the second time by Newsday for not covering it. I knew you are biased but todays paper had 6 fluff pieces with Hillary mentioned and 7 with Obama, plainly cut the crap with the cheerleading and you might increase your readership. What would your reaction have been if the comment were about a Muslim? It's rhetorical but I know your answer. Thank you.
Check the writers name. I know at least one of them used to be in Clinton's cabinet...
PS: only because she wasn't hot enough to be under the desk.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#11 May 10, 2007
Mister Saxon wrote:
Give it a rest. Sharpton is a clown and the African American community in America knows it. The *ahem* majority seems to think that Jesse Jackson and Mr. Sharpton speak for all people of color. They do not.
This is not a case of "bigotry" or "racism", Stephen Colbert would probably call it "Faithism" (i.e. your God is imaginary, my God is real). This is a mirror of the situation in the Middle East -- Christanity vs Islam, again (anyone remember 'The Crusades'?).
If Romney were a Scientologist would Sharpton's remarks have made the headlines...I say probably not. Sharpton simply said something that one (or more) of Romney's evangelical 'neo-con' competitors would have said during primaries.
For those of you who aren't "South Park" fans, the creators produced an episode explaining Mormon origins and beliefs, in their very unique and crude way. Where was your outrage then?
That's pretty funny. I can't imagine anyone that watches SP getting "outraged" about anything. Basically everything is a joke.

I'm just glad that Harry Reid's Mormom faith has never been an issue with democrats.
Edd

Flushing, NY

#12 May 11, 2007
Mister Saxon wrote:
Give it a rest. Sharpton is a clown and the African American community in America knows it. The *ahem* majority seems to think that Jesse Jackson and Mr. Sharpton speak for all people of color. They do not.
This is not a case of "bigotry" or "racism", Stephen Colbert would probably call it "Faithism" (i.e. your God is imaginary, my God is real). This is a mirror of the situation in the Middle East -- Christanity vs Islam, again (anyone remember 'The Crusades'?).
If Romney were a Scientologist would Sharpton's remarks have made the headlines...I say probably not. Sharpton simply said something that one (or more) of Romney's evangelical 'neo-con' competitors would have said during primaries.
For those of you who aren't "South Park" fans, the creators produced an episode explaining Mormon origins and beliefs, in their very unique and crude way. Where was your outrage then?
This is what you get when you ignore the stupidity of a show like South Park. You can't win, if you say South Park is out of line they tell you to change the channel and it was not a popular show until you complained about it. If you don't say anything and hope it goes away they tell you, why didn't you complain when South Park said it? I will say this, atleast South Park denigrates all groups while Sharpton has his restricted list.

I will never forget when it was reported during the Brawley case when his advocates where telling him behind closed doors it was a big lie and it never happened and his response was he was going to use the case to become the biggest N in New York. That guy has done more harm to race relations as well as the African American commumity over the years than anyone else I could think of. He personal gain has been enormous over the same period. His prediction came to fruition. Meanwhile Imus has done more for minority kids on a bad day than Sharpton has done on a good year. That still however does not excuse his "comedy".

As far as Sharpton's quote goes it speaks for itself. Read the quote, it has nothing to do with Kitchens,he is an atheist, it has everything to do with Mormons. Somehow he will get away with this one too but his credibility and those who follow him will never be respected. That is the danger because that is the rift he has helped to create.

Meanwhile race relations have not improved much at all. When are public figures really going to try to tackle this issue? When I say really I mean all sides. All I've seen in the past is a bunch of BS for one reason or another but mostly for self serving purposes.
B Real

Bronx, NY

#13 May 11, 2007
Sharpton will never have the respect of white America because he is a hypocrite, a liar, a thief, a manipulater, an exploiter, and basicaly a big fat dumb jackass. Tawana Brawley, Duke Rape case etc etc etc

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