The nomination of Mitt Romney as the GOP presidential candidate may have brought the Mormon faith into the mainstream, but Utah Republican Senator Orrin Hatch believes the religion still has a long way to go, according to Elizabeth Flock.
Guy Hicks, a Mormon and former officer in the Army Reserve Special Forces, said there is a public misperception that members of the Mormon Church do not serve in the military. The participation of Mormons in the armed forces is roughly equivalent to their proportion of the population, according to David Alexander and Jennifer Dobner’s collaboration.
Some Christians pledge to write in Jesus Christ for president on November 6. Find out why in Deborah Beeksma’s article here.
“By now I was realizing I was the victim of my own preconceptions and prejudices about this faith and its worshippers.” Check out this and other of Richard Quest’s revelations here.
“I will never again support anything by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association,” said the Rev. Samuel Wynn. Find out who Wynn is and why he said what he did in Daniel Burke’s piece here.
Lane Williams writes, “one of my biggest criticisms of the news coverage of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the mainstream press has been that it seems to use the word cult in describing the church too often.” Read more here.
Comedic political analyst Stephen Colbert sat down with The Killer’s Brandon Flowers and discussed the band’s clean-cut reputation, how presidential candidate Mitt Romney is a fan, and the band’s Mormon affiliation. Check out Connor Murphy’s piece here.
Amanda Read writes why it would be unethical and unchristian to not vote for Romney based on his LDS faith.
What do Mormons think about the spotlight shining on their faith community now that one of their own is a presidential candidate? Find out how Carla Hinton weighs in here.
Everyone agrees: Mitt Romney is not like his father. Read more about the father-son dynamic by John R. Bohrer here.