Since the Brady Campaign loves to mine Facebook postings for negative information about gun rights supporters, turnabout is fair play. The Days of Our Trailers blog reports on this bigotry here along with a screen shot of the page. That page by the way is still up on Facebook.
In a discussion of the state of Utah being ranked a “0” in the latest Brady State Scorecard, one person wonders whether there is a relationship between Mormonism and attitudes towards gun rights. This prompts a response from Andrew Goddard, father of the Brady Campaign’s newest poster boy Colin Goddard, who says:
Steve – watch the spelling mate – the connection is with “Moronism” rather than a strange cult spelled almost the same.
While I am not a theologian nor am I conversant on all the beliefs of the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints, I wouldn’t call them a “strange cult”. Indeed, I find their emphasis on family life and on preparedness refreshing in this day and age where all too many rely upon the government to take care of them.
I call upon Sarah Brady and Paul Helmke to repudiate Mr. Goddard’s bigoted statements in the harshest of terms. Failure to do so will mean that they wish to be complicit in the promotion of religious bigotry.
UPDATE: David Codrea devotes his National Gun Rights Examiner column to the Brady Scorecard and the religious intolerance shown on their Facebook page.