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Evangelicals and Mormons: Can we talk?

Evangelicals and Mormons: Can we talk?

When you make as many mistakes as I do, it's good to get in the habit of learning from them. Just over four years ago, I made a big one about Mormonism, and I thank the good folks at The Sun for giving me a chance to make it right.

During the 2008 primaries, a Sun reporter interviewed me about evangelicals and Mitt Romney. Why, he asked, does a candidate with his squeaky-clean character and demonstrated family values generate so little interest among the Republican Party's evangelical base?

Dusting off my old poli-sci major hat, I suggested a few nontheological reasons: a pro-choice record while Massachusetts governor, a seeming lack of authenticity (a quality evangelicals...