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Mitt Romney and Mormonism in the Presidential Elec...

In 2012, the Republican Party offered Mitt Romney, a Mormon, as their official presidential candidate, the first Mormon ever to serve as the candidate of a major party. It has been about a year since the election ended with his defeat. Just after the election, many sources tried to evaluate the impact of his campaign on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is the actual...

Record Number of Mormons Serving in US Congress

The year following the unsuccessful run of Mitt Romney for president of the United States will see the largest number of Mormons serving in Congress since the year 2000. There will be seventeen Mormons (a nickname for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) in Congress beginning in January 2013. Most, but not all, are Republicans. Although more United States Mormons are...

Documentary Explores Role of Religion in Campaigns

A documentary by Trevor Hill explores the role a candidate’s religion plays in the public’s perception of the candidate and who is responsible for controlling that perception. It is a non-partisan look at the complexities of the current campaign, which features a Republican ticket that lacks a Protestant candidate. Mitt Romney is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

Most Protestant Pastors Voting for Romney

A new study shows that most pastors have decided to support Mitt Romney—57 percent. The largest number come from those who are evangelical as opposed to mainstream. Generally, evangelical churches are more conservative and therefore more likely to be Republicans. The breakdown is similar to the Republican-Democratic divide in the previous election. Despite the fact that about 75 percent...

Mitt Romney’s Historic Campaign

Ruben Navarrette wrote an interesting editorial that points out that without considering the politics of it, electing a Mormon would create history in the same way electing President Obama did. President Obama’s election demonstrated that we have put aside (at least many of us) the prejudices that did so much damage to our nation concerning those who are black. Electing Mitt Romney would...