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August 21st, 2012
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Mormon faith's role in Mitt Romney's life

Mitt Romney is the first Mormon to head a major party's Presidential ticket, but he rarely discusses his faith on the campaign trail.  In a rare instance, members of the campaign press corps were invited to attend church services with the Romney family near their New Hampshire home. For many voters, getting to know Mitt Romney as a candidate also means sorting out fact from fiction about the Mormon religion. Gary Tuchman shows us a closer look.

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  1. Austin

    I don't think there should be anything shameful about discussing one's religion openly. Why should there be?

    August 21, 2012 at 11:31 pm |
  2. Nikki Ensani

    i honestly believe any leader's religion or faith should n't be an issue for mentioning on his leadership. We are in a century that discussing someone's religion is a shame . imagine to bring it to politics. i thought we live in a society that religion is separate from State. thanks for allowing us for leaving comments.

    August 21, 2012 at 1:40 am |
    • artie woodington

      I also don't think a leader's religion should be an issue unless that leader's religion has a history of racism. Racism is documented in the Book of Mormon. The Mormon faith is based on the Book of Mormon which is considered their Bible.

      August 21, 2012 at 9:46 pm |
      • scott

        Please show me where the Book of Mormon documents racism. It is another testament of Jesus Christ. If you read it, you would understand it is a book that compliments the Holy Bible. It invites all to come unto Christ.

        August 27, 2012 at 12:21 am |
        • artie woodington

          Scott, I know the Mormons decreed that Blacks should be treated as equals in 1978. Mitt Romney's father signed this decree. Before that time, I was required to attend Seminary which was taught from the Book of Mormon. I was told that I would not go to Heaven because of my black skin. Read Mephi, Jacob, Alma, Mormon, Moses, and Abraham. If you haven't read what Brigham Young said in the Journal of Discourses, volum 5, p. 332; 7:290, you should. You can also read what Joseph Smith, prophet and founder of the Mormon Church, said. Mormon Historians have changd the names Brigham Yound and Joseph Smith used to define Black People. Unless they have recently flip flopped, Mormons are known to do this, and decided not to believe the words of their own prophets, you will see where racism is documented in the Book of Mormon and in the History of the Mormon Church.

          August 29, 2012 at 10:02 pm |

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