Faith: Mormon

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    Watch excerpts from potential GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman Jr.’s June 3, 2011 speech to the Faith and Freedom Coalition in Washington. More

    June 6, 2011 | Comments

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    “The fear people have is that if my child is raised in the other parent’s religion, then the child will grow closer to the other parent,” says one interfaith family mediator. More

    August 27, 2010 | Comments

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    City planner Stephen Goldsmith says this private development project of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints creates a “we-they” divide. Jason Mathis of Salt Lake City’s Downtown Alliance says the church is creating “a community that is going to last for the next hundred years.” More

    November 6, 2009 | Comments

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    Proposition 8 passed in California mainly because Mormon churches mobilized for it. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints withstood blistering criticism from outside the faith. Now, resentments are festering inside the Mormon community.

    May 22, 2009 | Comments

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    The sound they create is inspired: lush, dramatic, intensely personal. But for The 5 Browns, playing Gershwin or anyone else is more than an exercise in making music. It is their keyboard testimonial. More

    January 25, 2008 | Comments

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    University of Oklahoma political science professor Allen Hertzke compares Mitt Romney’s speech about his Mormon faith to John F. Kennedy’s speech on his Catholic faith nearly half a century ago. More

    December 7, 2007 | Comments

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    “Kennedy talked more about separation of church and state, because that was the attack that was launched against him. Romney’s problem is different in the sense that people see his Mormonism as exotic or esoteric, and he has to knock that down without being too explicit about what Mormon doctrine really is,” says Shaun Casey, associate professor of Christian ethics at Wesley Theological Seminary. More

    December 7, 2007 | Comments

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    While Romney’s speech may go over well with the average American voter, says professor David Davenport, he may have a harder time swaying evangelical conservatives. More

    December 6, 2007 | Comments

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    Mitt Romney gave a powerful speech in which he forcefully defended religious liberty and related his own firm commitment to it. He insisted that no authorities of his church would exert influence on his decisions as president. … More

    December 6, 2007 | Comments

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    “As one who believes that Jesus Christ is Lord of my life and of the whole world, I cannot accept that election to the highest office in the land somehow creates a religious transition in which one’s faith commitments get trumped by the demands of the office. Surely it cannot be as simple as that,” says professor David P. Gushee. More

    December 6, 2007 | Comments

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