“No, that’s not correct,” Romney responded. “We have many, many members of our faith that are serving in armed services.”
“OK, um, well I say that because when I read about your husband, what I had read, and maybe you can correct this, is that the reason that he didn’t serve in Vietnam was because it was against the religion,” Goldberg asked. “That’s what I read, I’m sorry.”
“No, that’s not correct,” Romney said. “He was serving his mission. My five sons have also served their mission.” Romney later added, “I sent them away as boys and they came back men.”
It’s easy to argue that serving the mission could be a good excuse for avoiding combat. But Whoopi’s remark says that she believes that it is strictly forbidden for Mormons to join the military. The problem for Whoopi is that she is flat out wrong. There are numerous members of the Mormon faith who’ve been commended for exemplary military service.
Whoopi was then hit with a ton of hate on Twitter for her mistake. The unforgiving audience jumped all over her for getting her facts wrong.
“Oh drop dead you friggin Marxist c–t. That’ll make u strong, too,” one person said.
“ahahaha, You tried to make Mrs. Romney look silly, But Your THE BIG DUMMY. they can Fight In WAR….dummy!”
Some said that Goldberg was a racist for the way she treated Mrs. Romney and then demanded an apology. We doubt they’ll be getting that anytime soon.