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Published: Monday, Oct. 24 2011 10:00 a.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

@Riverton Cougar
"Being a Mormon likely means you have very high standards and values, you realize the importance of families, etc. See the difference? "

I see that this is a holier-than-thou comment.

layton, UT

Where is Cain? Why is it assumed Mormons would vote for a Mormon? Is religion that big of a factor. Do Mormons vote as an instructed bloc? Good question also, What does Romney believe?

And he denieth none that come unto him ,black and white. Bond and free, male and female; and he remembereth the heathen ; and all are alike unto God both Jew and Gentile.(2 Nephi 26:33 Also see; 26:28)

And there was a blackness came upon all the children of Canaan, that they were despised among all people. And.(P. of G.P. Moses 7:22)for the seed of Cain were black, and had Not a place among them.

Negroes in this lifetime are denied the Priesthood( Mormon Doctrine ,23rd printing 1977 p 527-228). Changed in later printings.

Mcallen, TX

I M LDS 2,

I'm not judging the guy, but I couldn't blend his politics with active church membership, so I made an assumption. opps!

Bakersfield, CA

Cain, Cain- He's our man. If Mitt can't beat him, no one can!

Smart man, my choice from Day 1, before anyone had heard if him. I chose him based solely on his religion and race. An active, Bible-believing man of color! I want a principled candidate who can beat BHO. Most of my statesmen voted solely for Obama because of his race. They wanted a black prez "so we can hold our heads up again", said most friends. Out here in lib land, he could have been Muslim. They just wanted parity and rectitude for years of racism.

I wanted JC Watts to run, so I was even more thrilled to have Herman run- an outsider with no political favors. Had he been Mormon, I would have asked him if he knew his church history and why beind denied the priesthood was okay with him. Now I can just reserve that question for Mitt, should he get the momination.

Bakersfield, CA

You go, Sharrona.

But don't hold your breath. Mitt won't touch the 1890 or 1978 questions. He'll just mumble his safe platitudes, so innocuous that no one can learn anything without digging deeper. You'd think folks could atleast google or wikipedia ...

My neighbors had no clue, so I did my civic duty and gave them original resources and documentation. This white-wash campaign is gonna cease.


If black mormon are like the white ones then just tell them what to do over the pulpit, they will fall in line.... It's the mormon way.

John Pack Lambert of Michigan
Ypsilanti, MI

Contrary to what some have said, Reid is an active and practising Mormon. I strongly disagree with many of his actions, but I will not spread false accusations that he is not a devout member of the Church.


That is like asking if LDS members will vote for Romney because he is Mormon. In 2008 95% of Mormons in Utah voted for Romney, but not because he is Mormon. Compared to McCain and Huckabee, he was head and shoulders the best candidate. I don't think you will see that percentage this time around given there are a number of true conservative candidates with solid values.

Mesa, AZ

Your title, Mr. Walker (indeed, your very choice of subjects for an article) assumes that all blacks who happen to be Mormonor all Mormons who happen to be blackare of singular political mind. I'm sure there are as many different opinions among "black Mormons" as there are "black Mormons."

Mesa, AZ

Apparently deseretnews.com does not recognize the em dash. That should read "...all blacks who happen to be Mormon--or all Mormons who happen to be black--are of singular political mind..."

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