Wait, what? MSNBC's Martin Bashir says Mitt Romney is going to hell for what he sees as a penchant for stretching the truth.
The Washington Examiner's Byron York unearths this little nugget in which Bashir got a little upset that Romney keeps saying President Obama promised the stimulus program would keep unemployment under eight percent. Bashir pointed out that it was officials of the incoming Obama administration who said that, not Obama himself.
It sounds like it's splitting hairs, but Bashir then turned to Mormon scripture to hammer Romney.
"Which brings us to the moral codes of Mormonism that Mr. Romney claims to live by," Bashir continued:
In section 63 in verse 17 of the doctrine and covenants of the Mormon Church, we find this: "All liars, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie, and the whoremonger and the sorcerer, shall have their part in that lake which burneth with fire and brimstone which is the second death."
And from the book of Mormon to Nephi chapter two verse 34 we find this: "Woe unto the liar for he shall be thrust down to hell."
Given what the book of Mormon is clearly saying, Mr. Romney has but two choices: he can either keep lying and potentially win the White House but bring eternal damnation upon himself, or he can start telling the truth. The question for him, I guess, is which is more important?
Here's the video: