Mitt Romney

Essay

An Evolving Mormon Church Finally Addresses a Racist Past

Last Friday, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) made history by confronting its own history. For the first time, the LDS Church …

By Max Perry Mueller

Essay

2012: The Moment of Mormon Diversity

While he officially secured the Republican nomination last March, Mitt Romney’s primary victories in January 2012 all but guaranteed that, for the first time in …

By Max Perry Mueller

Editor’s Note

What Can Jeremiah Wright and Joseph Smith Teach Us about the American Presidency?

Last Tuesday, Andrew Sullivan’s post at The Daily Beast highlighted what he believes to be the double standard the American media has applied to the racially charged …

By Max Perry Mueller

Essay

The Anniversary of Kennedy’s Landmark Speech on Religion

On September 12, 1960, John F. Kennedy gave his now-famous speech to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association. In front of the Protestant ministers in attendance …

By The Editors

Essay

Why Mormon Men Love “Church Ball” and Are Scared of Homosexuality

Mormon men play a lot of basketball. Every Saturday morning across the country, Mormon men gather for a strange liturgy of “Church Ball” in the …

By Kristine Haglund

Review

Vampires, Gay Rights, and the Political Underpinnings of HBO’s True Blood

HBO’s True Blood has always been saturated with political commentary. The first episode aired in September of 2008, just months before the passage of California’s …

By Joseph Laycock

The Table

Ryan’s Catholic Problem? A Century of Papal Teachings

Congressman Paul Ryan’s economic views are at odds with more than 100 years of Catholic social teaching. It is no wonder that he’s had trouble …

By Michael Sean Winters

The Table

Memo to Ryan: “Life Issues” Go Beyond Abortion

We already know that no homogeneous “Catholic vote” exists in presidential elections. Catholics present themselves along the entire political spectrum, with a strong “middle” of …

By Simone Campbell

Report

What are Mormon Missionaries Doing in Kosovo?

“Those look tempting.” Alex Peterson, a lanky blond 19-year-old from Salt Lake City, pointed toward a bloc of gray apartment buildings nestled on a hill …

By Seyward Darby

Essay, Profile

The Difference a Century Makes: A Tale of Two Ryans

This past Saturday, as Mitt Romney introduced his running mate Paul Ryan, the loudest applause erupted when he said, “A faithful Catholic, Paul believes in …

By Maria Mazzenga

States of the Union

Writers tell us stories about where they discovered religion and politics in their states.

Illinois

An Autoworker Reconciles God and Mammon

By Christopher D. Cantwell

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28/10/2014

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