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Mormon Fail: Utah Judge Decriminalizes Polygamy

polygamy2010Religions often get a bad rep because of dimwits who claim the dogma but don’t live according to the principles. At all. The Mormon Church, for example, has long suffered in the public perception department due to some unfortunate practices.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a mired and misunderstood institution. From holy underwear to those cute kids riding bikes in my neighborhood clad in the latest in black-and-white wear from Walmart, Mormons often receive the “outsider” treatment via the same overly broad brush.

And then, there’s polygamy.

The practice of polygamy has been disavowed and shunned since something called the 1890 Manifesto, but some orthodox Mormons still do it and many more non-Mormons seem to think they all do it. But a recent move by a Utah judge might just set back the church more than a century…

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Hunstman, Romney, Broadway Bring Visibility to Mormon Religion

In 2008, PRNewser became very interested in the Mitt Romney campaign, as it thrust the former Massachusetts Governor in to the spotlight as a de-facto spokesman for the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints–or the Mormon religion.  At the time, a confluence of pop culture and current events put him there, and then it became a non-issue as John McCain rose up to become the presumptive nominee for the GOP.

Fast forward to today, and we have not one but two viable candidates with former Utah Governor and ambassador to China (nominated by Barack Obama) Jon Huntsman entering the race with a campaign video last week.  Say what you will about the ad, his resume is ridic.

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