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GOP Convention in the rearview mirror: The State of Deseret

Posted by Jon Winet | Aug 31, 2012 | Community/News

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Following speculation on how Governor Romney would or wouldn’t address his religion, his team called upon one of his LDS homeboys to endorse the one-time president of the Boston Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

“Mitt taught faith in God, self-reliance and service to humanity,” said Grant Bennett, Romney’s successor as president of the Boston Stake.

In 1978, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints rescinded its ban on ordaining black men to the priesthood.


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