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Baptist and Jewish writers criticize coverage of Mormons
According to the Associated Baptist Press, a Baptist minister who heads a national interfaith group criticized a Fox broadcasting affiliate in Memphis, Tenn., for airing a news story ridiculing presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith. Earlier this month WHBQ Fox13 aired a segment where conservative radio host Ben Ferguson conducted person-on-the-street interviews purportedly about views on religion and the White House.
Earlier, a Jewish writer, Alana Goodman, also called at the station for its mockery of Mormons. “Poking fun at religion is one thing, but skewering peoples’ religious beliefs during a news analysis segment is pretty outrageous. Imagine if a reporter had instead been mocking some of the stranger aspects of Judaism, Christianity or Islam?”