These questions are not fearmongering. They are based in actual events and questions like these are one of the reasons many religious people are concerned about efforts to legalize same-sex marriage.
Mormons, like any other group of people, has its racists. My main contention here is that the theology of Mormonism is not racist and that people who think that other are inferior because of the color of their skin need to repent.
This is just further evidence that anti-Mormon bigotry is increasing and that anti-Mormons are becoming more brazen.
Conservative personality Sean Hannity was removed from the programming of a radio station owned by the LDS Church. Evidently his language was too vulgar. I’m personally glad that the Church is standing by its principles on this one. Let some AM station pick up Hannity. Here’s the link to the article: http://www.rbr.com/radio/25461.html
Lds.org’s newsroom has an excellent article on how religious views are being removed from the public sphere. The article is quoted below in its entirety.
I know what I believe and I have a pretty good grasp of Mormon theology. Do not try to tell me that I don’t know my own religion.