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Flake’s Speech Bore Marks of Mormon Faith, Not Just Politics

posted on October 26, 2017

The New York Times’s Laurie Goodstein writes that Mormon Senator Jeff Flake’s speech to the Senate on Tuesday is a reflection of his faith. In the 17-minute floor speech, Flake announced his decision not to seek re-election after criticizing the president and Republican party. Flake said, “Reckless, outrageous and undignified behavior has become excused and countenanced as ‘telling it like it is,’ when it is actually just reckless, outrageous and undignified.” Max Perry Mueller, professor of American religion at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, said, “That speech reflects a Mormon understanding of human agency and participation in history, that humans bring about change, and move the world towards perfection.”

Read at The New York Times