Spiritual leaders will give invocations and benedictions each day at the Republican National Convention. Will Mitt Romney ask anyone from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to offer a blessing? Romney, who will be the first Mormon nominated … Continue reading»

Rev. Robert Jeffress endorses Mitt Romney and shared values

Last October, Rev. Robert Jeffress, a Baptist megachurch pastor and supporter of then-presidential candidate Rick Perry, launched a media firestorm of reaction and criticism when he belittled Mitt Romney’s presidential bid by referring to The Church of Jesus Christ of … Continue reading»

Americans’ attitudes toward Mitt Romney are firming up, and a new free-association poll by the Pew Research Center suggests they are now less focused on his religion and more aware of his wealth. When 1,009 adults were asked to give … Continue reading»

The same thing apparently dragging down Mitt Romney’s presidential candidacy in the South — his membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — is proving to be a veritable life raft in the far-flung isles of the … Continue reading»

By Kurt Manwaring, For the Deseret News The “Mormon Moment” has been gaining momentum over the last several years. As Super Tuesday results trickled in Tuesday, Mitt Romney’s religion was still making news. An awareness of The Church of Jesus … Continue reading»

By Joseph Walker, Deseret News Several nationally prominent news outlets have taken advantage of the recent release of two years worth of Mitt Romney’s tax documents to take a close look at LDS tithing doctrine, policy and practice. Rachel Zoll … Continue reading»

By Joseph Walker, Deseret News With the release of Mitt Romney’s tax records on Tuesday, the world now knows what was previously known only by a select few: Mitt and Ann Romney pay 10 percent of their income in tithing … Continue reading»

Romney paid $3M in federal income tax in 2010

From The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney paid about $3 million in federal income taxes in 2010, having earned more than seven times that from his investments. Those earnings, $21.7 million, put him among the … Continue reading»

Rick Santorum-supporting pastor plays the Mormon cult card

An evangelical pastor supporting a rival Republican presidential candidate is attacking Mitt Romney by calling The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints a “cult.” And this time neither Robert Jeffress nor Rick Perry are involved. “I know there have … Continue reading»

Mitt Romney’s faith could make a difference

GILBERT, S. C. — Lois Buffington shook her head when she talked about the evangelical Christians she knows who won’t vote for Mitt Romney in Saturday’s presidential primary here because he’s a Mormon. “That angers me, and I am a … Continue reading»