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Mitt Romney’s Mormon Faith Tangles With a Quirk of Arkansas History

posted on May 23, 2012

Families of Carrollton, Arkansas still recall the “Mountain Meadows Massacre,” where residents met their demise at the hands of “a Mormon militia” on September 11, 1857. They call it “the first 9/11.” Sandhya Somashekhar at The Washington Post quotes local Scott Fancher, who said how “there have been Fancher family reunions for 150 years, and the massacre comes up at every one of them.” Despite the massacre remaining a visceral memory to people in the area of Carrollton, many don’t think Romney’s Mormon faith will sway their votes. Somashekhar writes how many “say their political values will be more important to their vote than religion or history.” 

Read at The Washington Post