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Mitt Romney Religion

Did Anti-Mormonism Cost Mitt Romney the 2012 Election?

Benjamin Knoll | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics
Benjamin Knoll

Despite the aggressive missionary program and public relations campaign on the part of the Mormon church, most Americans don't know any Mormons, perceive very little in common with them, and feel, at best, ambivalently toward them.

Mitt Romney Talks Mormonism, Video Goes Viral

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

A video showing Mitt Romney discussing his Mormon faith has become a viral sensation in the days leading up to the election. The YouTube video, wh...

Sam Stein

Romney Campaign, Allies Unleash Torrent Of Anti-Obama Robocalls | Sam Stein | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Mitt Romney campaign and allied groups have released a series of automated phone calls to close out the presidential election, accus...

Romney Robocall Warns Christians Obama Threatens 'Our Religious Freedom'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's campaign, in a last-minute robocall, warns voters that President Barack Obama is hostile to the Christian faith. The ro...

Bishop Romney's Female Troubles

Craig Crawford | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Craig Crawford

Perhaps the most the controversial aspect of Romney's tenure as a Mormon leader involved his choices in upholding traditional and backward church beliefs regarding women.

Mitt Romney Responds To Harry Reid Mormomism Remarks

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney didn't have much to say Tuesday to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) statement that he "...

Romney A Tough Sell For Valuable Voting Bloc

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics

(Repeats from earlier Sept 11) By Margot Roosevelt LYNCHBURG, Va., Sept 11 (Reuters) - Sheryl Harris, a voluble 52-year...

Romney Praised By Mormons

Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

By RACHEL ZOLL, ASSOCIATED PRESS Members of Mitt Romney's church warmly presented the GOP presidential candidate as a compassionate man who lives h...

Jaweed Kaleem

Cardinal Dolan And Prominent Mormon Will Offer Prayers At RNC | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 08.22.2012 | Religion

When Mitt Romney formally accepts his party's nomination for president next Thursday at the Republican National Convention, it will be a Mormon-Cathol...

Romney's Uncovered Mormon Roots

Tom Hayden | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Tom Hayden

The inquisition into Barack Obama's family is in total contrast to the avoidance of Mitt Romney's Mexican Mormon past. As recently as 2009, Meredith Romney, a relative of the Republican nominee, was kidnapped by Mexican gunmen in a strange vendetta involving drug cartels, land disputes and private militias.

The Disenfranchised

Robert Slayton | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Robert Slayton

White Protestants are lashing out. At Barck Obama, above all, but also at the Republican Party for betraying them.

Alex Becker

Religious Group Slams Romney For Comments Toward The Poor | Alex Becker | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON-- The Franciscan Action Network (FAN), a Catholic faith-based advocacy and civic engagement organization, is strongly criticizing Mitt Romn...

Mitt the Barber and the Church

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

I am not surprised that Mitt does not remember the Lauber incident since, as his classmates have pointed out, it was only one of a number of teenage pranks that amused Mitt, if not his victims.

African Americans Deserve An Explanation From Romney

Stampp Corbin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stampp Corbin

As a gay man and an African American, I have to wonder what Mitt Romney was doing to protest his church's discriminatory policy against black men in the 1970s. Did Romney simply accept the church's teaching, or did he fight against what was clearly a horribly discriminatory policy?

Why Obama And Romney Should Share Their Religious Beliefs

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 07.14.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

When candidates flaunt their religion or manipulate it as a political tool, Americans are angered. When candidates share their religious beliefs as a way of telling us who they are, Americans are grateful.

Obama Campaign Talks Values Ahead Of Romney's Liberty University Speech

The Huffington Post | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One day before Mitt Romney is scheduled to give the commencement address at Liberty University, the director of religious outreach for P...

Anti-Mormons Face Awkward Choice

Mother Jones | ?€”Tim Murphy | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

It hasn't been pretty--often, it's been quite ugly--but after racking up three more primary wins in Wisconsin, Maryland, and Washington, DC, on Tuesda...

WATCH: Chris Matthews Fires Back At Glenn Beck

Posted 03.16.2012 | Media

MSNBC's Chris Matthews responded to some heated criticism from Glenn Beck during his show Thursday night. Beck railed against Matthews this week f...

Why Are Religious Beliefs Off Limits?

Lawrence M. Krauss | Posted 05.05.2012 | Science
Lawrence M. Krauss

When a person's religious beliefs cause him to deny the evidence of science, or for whom public policy morphs into a battle with the devil, shouldn't that be a subject for discussion and debate?

The Unfaithful Candidate

Michael Smerconish | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Michael Smerconish

What separates us from Iran or al-Qaeda if we are going to pick our presidents according to religious litmus tests? Perhaps Romney could have quoted the First Amendment and reminded people that it ensures every American's ability to exercise his faith. But he remained silent.

Amanda Terkel

Mike Huckabee: Romney Needs To Address His Mormon Faith | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

Newt Gingrich, the winner in the Palmetto State's GOP primary, may have benefited from South Carolinians' uneasiness with Mitt Romney's Mormon faith. ...

Records Reveal Sent Sky-High Sum To Mormon Church

ABC News | Matthew Mosk | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

Underscoring the prominent, if little discussed role that Mitt Romney played as a Mormon leader, the private equity giant once run by the GOP presiden...

Jon Ward

Romney: 'I Pray Every Day' | Jon Ward | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Mitt Romney rarely talks about his faith in detail, but if he becomes the GOP presidential nominee, he will be the first Mormon to...

When Faith Is Attacked

Eboo Patel | Posted 02.13.2012 | Religion
Eboo Patel

Our society has, for the most part, recognized that counting someone's race against her in a political election is an act of prejudice, and it's bad. So why is counting someone's religion against him any less an act of prejudice?

WATCH: Mitt Romney's Mormon Faith On Today Show

Posted 12.10.2011 | Religion

Mitt Romney's Mormon faith is in the spotlight as a new poll of pastors revealed that the majority believed that Mormons are not Christian, which may ...