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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Aug 24, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of Nation, the political junkie, and identifying early onset dementia. In the second hour, modern Mormonism, and preaching a healthy diet from the church pulpit.
Jun 21, 2011 — A fifth of the respondents said "no," which closely tracks the responses to the same question in annual polling since 1967. The only significant blip in that survey question occurred four years ago, when former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney staged his first presidential campaign. The resistance to a Mormon candidate dipped slightly then after Romney addressed his faith in a speech aimed at evangelicals who don't consider Mormons Christian.
Jun 3, 2011 — The bad news: white evangelical Christians, about 34 percent of them, say they would be less likely to vote for a Mormon candidate. And such voters could play an important role in who gets the GOP nomination.
Apr 1, 2011 — Unlike most early documentary photographers of the American West, George Edward Anderson was also a Mormon bishop. His photos offer a unique view of life in Utah at the turn of the 20th century.