This just in, from Mary Richards of KSL:
There’s growing talk Mitt Romney could be the one to fulfill a so-called prophecy and save the U.S. Constitution. Mormon myth claims Joseph Smith prophesied that in the last days the constitution would hang by a thread and a Mormon on a metaphorical white horse would ride in to save it.
The LDS Church in the past has discounted this “White Horse Prophecy,” saying it is not doctrine. Romney told the Salt Lake Tribune he doesn’t believe it either.
This is a perfect example of non-news being pushed as news. As one friend of mine commented (with sarcasm implied):
I know most people don’t believe this, including the Church and Romney himself, but I’ll go ahead and do the sensationalist thing and start a fire.
That’s exactly what Ms. Richards has done with this “news” tidbit. Have today’s journalistic standards fallen so low that things such as this can actually be passed off as news?
The Official Church statement on the “White horse” prophecy and political neutrality from the official Mormon news website for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Inadvertently called by friends of other faiths, the “Mormon Church”).