Religion

Mountain Meadows Massacre and September Dawn

This weekend a new movie called September Dawn was released, presumably to coincide with the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Mountain Meadows Massacre. The Mountain Meadows Massacre was the killing of roughly 120 emigrants by local Mormons who were passing through Southern Utah. Though evidence does not support involvement by Brigham Young or any Church sanction, …

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Should Mitt Romney discuss Mormonism like JFK discussed Catholicism?

In 1960, Presidential candidate John F. Kennedy spoke to a gathering of Protestant church ministers in Houston about his Catholicism and why American voters shouldn’t be concerned with a Catholic president. Now as Mitt Romney runs as the Mormon candidate for U.S. President, some are asking whether he will or should give a similar speech …

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Romney not likely to wear Mormonism on his sleeve

This morning the Las Vegas Review-Journal published an editorial from UNLV professor of journalism Daniel Stout contending that Mitt Romney’s Mormonism isn’t likely to be an issue in his presidential campaign or his politics. The article points out that the Mormon church advocates a separation of church and state much more than protestant churches do. …

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