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Articles tagged “Mormons”
ST. GEORGE, Utah (RNS) Most U.S. Mormons share Mitt Romney's GOP party affiliation, but there are liberal-leaning members of the church who are finding their voice and supporting President Obama. By Brian Passey / USA Today.
(RNS) When Billy Graham embraced Mormonism, he confirmed conservative evangelicals’ worst fears about the 2012 election: That Mitt Romney’s rise would lift his Mormon church to mainstream acceptance. By Daniel Burke.
(RNS) Mitt Romney has finally found a religious middle ground, evangelical leaders say, by sidelining Mormon theology and stressing the “Judeo-Christian values” that he shares with social conservatives. By Daniel Burke.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (RNS) Few places have greater historic and religious significance to Mormons than Missouri. Likewise few places have been the site of greater Mormon conflict. By Tim Townsend.
DAVIESS COUNTY, Mo. (RNS) To non-Mormons, it sounds odd that a bluff on a bend 124 feet above the Grand River represents to 15 million faithful both the beginning and end of human time. Mormon doctrine makes reference to the place as the site where Adam and Eve went after God banished them from the Garden of Eden. It's also regarded as a gathering place for the faithful at the second coming of Jesus Christ. By Tim Townsend.
(RNS) It would be an error to underestimate or write off the Protestant influence in the American political arena. But with the rapid demographic and sociological changes now underway, get ready for Hindus, Jews, Hispanics, Buddhists, Muslims, gays, women, atheists and many other groups to head up future presidential tickets. By A. James Rudin.
(RNS) Americans are almost evenly divided in how they view Muslims, but their views are sharply split by age and political party, according to the Arab American Institute survey. By Omar Sacirbey.
(RNS) As he competes against a Mormon in the presidential election, President Obama has appointed the first Mormon member of his White House faith-based council. By Daniel Burke