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Andrew Sullivan is Right and Wrong on Racism, Romney, and the Book of Mormon

posted on October 25, 2012

For Religion Dispatches, Joanna Brooks critiques Andrew Sullivan’s analysis of segregation and racism in Mormonism. Brooks believes the Mormon reluctance to publicly denounce the religion’s previous priesthood ban of African-Americans to be “a historically-rooted guardedness against criticism by non-Mormon outsiders.” Brooks applies a similar perspective to Romney: “Romney’s attitudes on the priesthood ban are reflective of Romney’s own deeply embedded sense of loyalty to hierarchy and identification with institutional power.” 

Read at Religion Dispatches