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When Mormons Go to Washington

posted on October 17, 2012

At Vanity Fair, Michael Quinn asserts that, as the first major Mormon presidential candidate, Mitt Romney is envious of the way John F. Kennedy was able to promise that his Catholicism would not affect his politics. Looking at the history of Mormon legislators, it may be hard for Romney to separate his Mormonism from serving in office. Throughout history, Quinn writes, “L.D.S politicians (both Democrats and Republicans) have sought instructions from their church leaders,” and Mormon politicians have often changed their vote to align with the views of the church. 

Read at Vanity Fair