An Associated Press article titled "Religion and race collide in campaign" (The Maui News, May 6) was a complete sham.
Why? The vast body of the article was taken up describing Mitt Romney's problems with followers of other Christian sects in America, and not one mention of Barack Obama's black liberation theology.
The problem: One man running for president attends a church for 47 years that at the center of its theology points out America's founding was necessary for God's word, and works to expand and improve the lot of mankind. The current president attended a church for 21 years which has at the core of its theology that America's capitalist system is designed to protect white power, and it must be removed in the name of social justice. Obama even sat listening to sermons where the Rev. Jeremiah Wright claimed re-education camps - as designed in the former Soviet Union - were necessary to remove capitalist thinking and white power in America.
Mormons were persecuted, a governor even issuing a death edict. One of the major reasons for this was the Latter-day Saints' role freeing blacks from slavery in the South, from bondage, and their pressure legislative nationally. In the South, many LDS were hanged for this reason.
For your information: Mormon Utah was the first state to allow women to vote. Mormons are more likely to serve in the U.S. military than any other religious group in this country.