If Mitt Romney were to become the first Mormon president it would indeed be a milestone given the history of Mormonism in America.
EXCERPT FROM LIBERTY MAGAZINE: If Mitt Romney were to become the first president of the United States from the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints, it would indeed be a milestone given the history of Mormonism in America, especially when one considers that for a while Latter-day Saints were public enemy number one in many of the same Midwestern states that nominated Romney ahead of Santorum and former House speaker Newt Gingrich.
“You shouldn’t elect a president on the basis of milestones any more than you should make your choice based on professed faiths,” said White, whose membership in the Mormon Church has resulted in lost job opportunities and the mockery of many colleagues and classmates. The history of Mormon persecution has been well documented in America, and White remains optimistic and thankful for the religious liberty he and his family enjoy today. Although religious persecution and prejudice rarely disappear completely, new targets are often chosen, and future historians may look back on our era with the same sadness we experience when examining nineteenth-century Iowa and Missouri.
July /August 2012
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