By Sandhya Somashekhar and Jason Horowitz – America quietly observed a major milestone in its history Tuesday (May 29, 2012) when Mitt Romney became the first Mormon presidential nominee of a major political party.
But whether they want to call attention to it or not, Romney’s achievement is historic. Nearly 200 years after the founding of Mormonism by Joseph Smith, who himself ran for president to call attention to his flock’s persecution, Romney’s nomination signals how far his faith, and the country’s acceptance of it, has come.
“If you look at it in a historical perspective, it’s absolutely incredible,” said Richard Lyman Bushman, a leading Mormon scholar and longtime acquaintance of Romney’s. “A century-and-a-half ago, Mormons were detested as a people as well as a religion.” more> http://tinyurl.com/7k88z3m
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