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Mormon Speakers at RNC Mark Sharp Departure from Romney’s Reticence on Faith

posted on August 31, 2012

CNN Belief’s Dan Gilgoff recounts the slate of Romney’s Mormon friends who spoke at last night’s RNC. Many of them gave “moving testimonials” about his time as bishop in his Mormon ward. “After years of keeping quiet about his Mormon faith,” Gilgoff writes, “Mitt Romney’s campaign thrust his church life into the national eye Thursday night.” Gilgoff goes on to interview Richard Bushman, a religion scholar and Mormon, who was surprised at the strong emphasis on faith. “The number of Mormon notes struck in this one evening was remarkable,” Bushman said. “It must have been some kind of balance of power in the campaign that shifted.”

Read at CNN