Readers' forum: Romney's religion

Published: Saturday, June 4 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

Candidates who raise an issue during an election and are elected earn a mandate to address that issue. If Mitt Romney is seeking to end anti-Mormon prejudice, he should actively make his Mormonism an issue and show how its tenets and values support his candidacy, and not downplay his faith or its contradictions with what other Christians believe. Otherwise, his faith won't be an issue, as a candidate or as president, which in my opinion is as it should be. That cuts both ways. To expect non-Mormons to evaluate Romney as an individual and not consider his Mormonism, they'll need to stop hearing that Mormons support him because he's a Mormon.

John Pace

Salt Lake City

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