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Jun 23, 2014 — An all-male panel has convicted Kate Kelly, a founder of Ordain Women, of apostasy and canceled her church membership.
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Dec 6, 2012 — Mormonsandgays.org has video testimonials from members and church leaders. One elder says that inclinations and feelings aren't sinful, but that yielding to temptations is. The church is seeking to reach out to all of its members, including gays and lesbians, "with love and understanding."
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Nov 7, 2012 — Mitt Romney's White House run raised the profile of his Mormon faith, and made many fellow Mormons hope that misunderstandings of their faith could be dispelled. And, of course, there was pride in seeing one of their own come so close to the White House. Those hopes were dashed with his loss Tuesday.
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Oct 17, 2012 — But a search for the word "Mormon" on the evangelical legend's website still points users to discussions of cults. Graham recently endorsed Mitt Romney's bid for the White House. Romney is a Mormon.
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Aug 30, 2012 — Testimonials from friends speaking to the nation from the state of the Republican National Convention began the process of both explaining his faith and painting a picture of a man it hopes most Americans can relate to — and, of course, vote for.
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Aug 27, 2012 — Mormon food culture comes from spiritual teachings and the pioneering ways of a new religion in a new country as it evolved westward. Knowing more about it may provide some insights into the personal beliefs of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
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Apr 8, 2012 — Students from a strict Mormon college that prohibits "homosexual behavior" have launched a Web video aimed at reassuring other gay and lesbian youth struggling with their faith and sexual orientation.
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Feb 3, 2012 — Nevada is, in part, such friendly territory for Romney because of its place in the Mormon Corridor, a group of states fanning out from Utah which, besides Nevada, include Arizona, Wyoming, Idaho and southern California with significant populations of Romney's fellow Mormons.
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Nov 24, 2011 — The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found that 24 percent of people it surveyed expressed a negative view of the religion, with white evangelical Protestants most likely to characterize Mormonism as "non-Christian." That's a key part of the GOP base.
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Oct 7, 2011 — The Mormon religion, and the dim view of it held by so many evangelical Protestants, has mostly been below the radar so far in the 2012 presidential race.That was until Friday when a megachurch preacher who introduced Texas Gov. Rick Perry called Mormonism "a cult."
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