WONKETTE | Jim Newell | April 2, 2012
Why does, or did, Mitt Romney’s church — like all other religions for most of time — wait so long to assume the absolute most basic, modern views on race? Ron Paul, on the other hand, has always been a champion of harmonious race relations.
ABC News has the hot scoop on how Mittbot nearly lost his temper, but instead merely settled on being curt:
Confronted in Howard, Wis., by a Ron Paul supporter about a Book of Mormon passage that says dark-skinned people were cursed, Mitt Romney used the episode as an opportunity to discuss work he did as a bishop for his church.
“I guess a lot of people say that your Mormon faith cannot be a concern in the election. But I think, it might be, as well as I found these verses from the Mormon book. Moses 7:8 says,” said Bret Hatch, 28, of Green Bay, before he was cut off by a Romney aide.
“Why don’t you give me a question,” Romney asked. But Hatch continued: “Ok, well, in the Mormon book it says there were a blight cast on all the children of Canaan.”
Romney cut him off again. “I’m sorry,” he said. “We’re just not going to have a discussion about religion in my view, but if you have a question, I’ll be happy to answer your question.”
Hatch then asked, “Do you believe it’s a sin for a white man to marry and procreate with a black?”
Romney answered with a curt: “No, next question.”