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Romney and His Faith

AskthisMormon Wrote: Aug 07, 2012 12:20 AM
Gerson: I agree. Romney should affirm the role of his faith in shaping his character. We have a historically American religion, ----and there is a great need for the freedom of religion to be defended for people of all faiths. Romney could speak to that and help secure the role of faith in shaping our character. He already has spoken in Houston for the 2008 election. It would be good to hear it again.
Hockey Mom Wrote: Aug 07, 2012 12:29 AM
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WASHINGTON -- Concerning Mormons and Republicans, history offers a large helping of irony. In 1843, an Army officer named John C. Fremont led a geographical expedition of 39 men more than 1,700 miles to the shores of the Great Salt Lake. His report on the journey inspired hounded Mormons to mount their wagons and resettle in the Great Basin.

Thirteen years later in Philadelphia, Fremont became the first presidential nominee of the Republican Party, which adopted a platform opposing the "twin relics of barbarism -- Polygamy, and Slavery." The slogan, and the anti-Mormon sentiment behind it, caught on. A...