December 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."
November 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.
October 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.
August 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.
August 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.
April 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.
February 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.
November 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.
October 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."
August 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.
June 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.
June 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.
April 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.
January 31, 2011 Jon Huntsman faces steep odds for the GOP presidential nod because of his Obama ties. Huntsman, a former utah governor, brings many strengths to a possible run. But in GOP primaries, working as part of Obama's foreign policy team isn't one of them.