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Mormonism isn't a cult
Mormonism isn't a cult

If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person for president who happened to be Mormon, would you vote for that person? Earlier this year, Gallup pollsters asked that exact question, and 76 percent of those who responded said yes, they would. That may sound like the American people are ready for a president who is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but maybe not. In the same poll, the public was given other hypothetical candidates: Would you vote for a black, Catholic, Baptist, Jew or Hispanic? All scored better than Mormon. Only two categories fared worse — gay or lesbian (67 percent would support) and atheist (49 percent). This public antipathy...

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