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Romney's Roots: Meet Mitt Romney's relatives in Mexico - Video on mnsbc.com

Romney's Roots: Meet Mitt Romney's relatives in Mexico - Video on mnsbc.com | LDS | Scoop.it
Video on msnbc.com: In his public life, Mitt Romney has said and written little about his ancestors' history in Mexico.
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Why's Romney So Good at Fundraising? Mormonism

Why's Romney So Good at Fundraising? Mormonism | LDS | Scoop.it
Like a lot of liberals, I’m skeptical of the idea that successful businessmen are likely to become successful presidents by virtue of their business experience alone.  But there is one way...
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What I’ve learned about Mormons

What I’ve learned about Mormons | LDS | Scoop.it
A leading evangelical wishes, at least in one way, that Mitt Romney was even more Mormon.
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It’s Mormon In America

It’s Mormon In America | LDS | Scoop.it
Romney’s religion just might be his greatest asset.
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Essay about prejudice in academe against Mormons | Inside Higher Ed

Essay about prejudice in academe against Mormons | Inside Higher Ed | LDS | Scoop.it

I’ve attended numerous scholarly conferences where Mormonism has been discussed, and it is amazing to confront snide and disdainful comments and even overt prejudice from intellectually and sophisticated academics.

 

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Latter-Day Politics: Can We Talk about Mormonism Now?

Latter-Day Politics: Can We Talk about Mormonism Now? | LDS | Scoop.it
What is wrong with talking about Mormonism when talking about Mitt Romney and his run for the Presidency? On CNN last Sunday, David Axelrod, President Obama’s strategist, promised that his campaign did not consider Romney’s faith “fair game.” The...
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Mitt Romney's Mormon faith in the spotlight

Mitt Romney's Mormon faith in the spotlight | LDS | Scoop.it
Mitt Romney wants voters to see him as the man to save the economy and right the country, the redeeming American hero riding in on the proverbial white horse. Just not that White Horse.
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Broadcasting to the world: Technology powers LDS Church connections

Broadcasting to the world: Technology powers LDS Church connections | LDS | Scoop.it
Long before the days of YouTube and broadband Internet, the LDS Church was sharing video content with followers around the world using technology it says is still essential to spreading a global message.
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Romney, Religion, and Rights

Romney, Religion, and Rights | LDS | Scoop.it
Mitt Romney hasn’t been all that comfortable, on the campaign trail, talking about what he refers to as “the faith of my fathers”—Mormonism—and his attachment to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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Mormon effect: Romney faces ‘stained glass ceiling’ with voters

Mormon effect: Romney faces ‘stained glass ceiling’ with voters | LDS | Scoop.it
Washington • Americans who have only passing contact with Mormons are more likely to react to negative information about Mitt Romney and his faith and less inclined to buy into the counter, pro-Mormon argument, according to a new study.
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Mitt, We Hardly Know You | Via Meadia

Mitt, We Hardly Know You | Via Meadia | LDS | Scoop.it

Here is the contradiction that Romney must reconcile if he is to connect with voters: for a candidate who has earned a well-deserved reputation for his malleable policy views, talking about his faith allows Romney to articulate his core convictions and to relate to the electorate on the basis of some core common values: family, self help, generosity to those in need.

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Young Mitt Romney, odd man out

Young Mitt Romney, odd man out | LDS | Scoop.it
SHE THE PEOPLE | He said there were some “boyhood indiscretions,” but when I pressed him, he laughed: “I won’t elaborate.”...
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Would America elect a Mormon?

Would America elect a Mormon? | LDS | Scoop.it

While it's no longer socially acceptable to say you won't vote for a black person, it's still acceptable to say you won't vote for a Mormon. Nearly one-fifth of voters surveyed nationwide told Gallup last year that they would not support a Mormon for president.

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Jon Stewart defends Mitt Romney's Mormonism

Jon Stewart, on "The Daily Show" Wednesday night, went after critics from both sides of the aisle who've voiced concerns -- and in some cases, stereotypes -- about Mitt Romney's beliefs.
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Mormon leaders try to maintain political neutrality with spotlight on Romney - Video on msnbc.com

Mormon leaders try to maintain political neutrality with spotlight on Romney - Video on msnbc.com | LDS | Scoop.it
Video on msnbc.com: MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts talks to Michelle Cottle, Washington reporter for Newsweek and the Daily Beast, about how leaders in the Mormon church are attempting to maintain political neutrality despite the national curiousity...
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At Romney’s Side, a Determined Running Mate

At Romney’s Side, a Determined Running Mate | LDS | Scoop.it
Ann Romney has become much more visible on the stump in support of her husband, Mitt Romney, now that he has clinched the Republican presidential nomination.
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Romney bid an opportunity, challenge for Mormon church

Romney bid an opportunity, challenge for Mormon church | LDS | Scoop.it
Washington • When the world came to Salt Lake City in 2002 for the Winter Olympics, the LDS Church courted American and international journalists with snazzy videos, calendars and press packets, pitching stories on how the faith sprouted from...
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Romney’s Silence Leading To Concerns With Mormon ‘White Horse’ Prophecy | Mediaite

Romney’s Silence Leading To Concerns With Mormon ‘White Horse’ Prophecy | Mediaite | LDS | Scoop.it
While it's no secret that Mitt Romney is a member of the Church of Latter-Day Saints, the fact that he is now officially past the number of delegates required to be the Republican nominee for president means that his faith has once again come under...
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With or without Romney, D.C. a surprising Mormon stronghold – CNN Belief Blog - CNN.com Blogs

With or without Romney, D.C. a surprising Mormon stronghold – CNN Belief Blog - CNN.com Blogs | LDS | Scoop.it
By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor Alexandria, Virginia (CNN) – A few hundred Mormons filed into a chapel just outside the Washington Beltway one recent Sunday to hear a somewhat unusual presentation: an Obama administration official...
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Mormons struggling with doubt turn to online support groups

Mormons struggling with doubt turn to online support groups | LDS | Scoop.it
Thousands of doubting Mormons have created a thriving spiritual world online as they struggle through some of the same issues some non-Mormons find curious about their faith.
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Romney, Obama presented with faith problem

I could argue how religious litmus tests don't belong in U.S. politics — that, if belief in Christ as savior is the metric, Mormons are Christians. But this will all be lost on people prone to hold such faith-centric political views.

Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/news_columnists/o_ricardo_pimentel/article/Romney-Obama-presented-with-faith-problem-3578443.php#ixzz1vo4eAFeW

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Black Mormons and the Politics of Identity

Black Mormons and the Politics of Identity | LDS | Scoop.it
While many Mormons are rooting for Mitt Romney, minorities within the community are becoming more assertive.
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Voters' views of Mormonism still hamper Romney's campaign

Mitt Romney's religion was a major stumbling block for his 2008 presidential aspirations, and remains so for his candidacy in 2012, according to David Campbell at the University of Notre Dame.
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Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith tangles with a quirk of Arkansas history

Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith tangles with a quirk of Arkansas history | LDS | Scoop.it
In an Arkansas town where memories are fresh of an 1857 massacre by Mormons, the subject of Mitt Romney’s religion is both fresh and, to many, irrelevent in how they will vote.
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Mormon Cultist For President!

Mormon Cultist For President! | LDS | Scoop.it
Mormon Cultist For President!: On Saturday, Mitt Romney will speak at a university that teaches his religion is a cult. Across the...
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Mormon church girds for landmark political race, with Romney as prominent face of the faith

Mormon church girds for landmark political race, with Romney as prominent face of the faith | LDS | Scoop.it
Republican Mitt Romney is about to become the first Mormon nominee for U.S. president on a major party ticket.
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