Salon’s Joan Walsh Draws Controversy After Tweeting Mormon ‘Joke’ Targeting Romney

Salon Editor-In-Chief Joan Walsh ignited a firestorm of controversy after she tweeted a joke critical of Mormons at Mitt Romney‘s expense. Alluding to the Mormon tradition of post-mortem baptisms, Walsh derisively wrote “Romney’s saving the soul of America – so he doesn’t have to baptize us after we’re dead.”

Multiple Twitterers took offense at Walsh’s Mormon remarks, and fired back at the liberal writer.

After receiving much flak, Walsh walked back her comments, yet continued to criticize Mormons:

Eventually, she apologized.

(h/t BuzzFeed)

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