Mormon Votes Are Valued. Often Mormon Convictions Are Not.

Mormon Votes Are Valued. Often Mormon Convictions Are Not.
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n class="init-cap">Last week, Mitt Romney gave an emotional speech on the Senate floor, explaining why he was voting to impeach President Trump. “I am a profoundly religious person,” he said. “My faith is at the heart of who I am. I take an oath before God as enormously consequential.” Romney, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, referenced his duty to the Constitution and to God as reasons that he must vote according to his conscience. Utah’s junior senator told McKay Coppins of The Atlantic that a verse of Mormon scripture helped guide him during the trial: “Search diligently, pray always, and be believing, and all things shall work together for your good.” He also recited a line from an LDS hymn: “Do what is right; let the consequence follow.” Read Full Article »


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