On an appearance last week on MSNBC, McKay Coppins told Andrea Mitchell:
Yeah, well, the Mormon church for most of its history did not allow black men into the priesthood. That ban was lifted in 1978, but the church struggles with the legacy of discriminatory policies … Now, none of these things are widely believed anymore in the church, but as I wrote at Buzz Feed an increasing number of voices in the black community, are saying that Mitt Romney needs to speak out and condemn this because he was alive when these things were still being taught to him. [Emphasis added.]
Oh. I see.
If you are a Republican, simply being alive when your faith’s leaders took certain positions is fair game for assessing one’s views and fitness for public office. But if you are a progressive Democrat who sat in the pews and actually listened to vitriol being spewed against whites and America for twenty years, move along.
Nothing to see here.