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Mormonism's moment

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Only qualifications matter: There really is only one question that needs to be answered: Can you faithfully execute the laws of the United States, or is there some religious view you hold that you believe transcends that duty?

- Barry Lynn minister, executive director, Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Mormons speak for the faith: Americans don't look to high-profile politicians, such as Majority Leader Harry Reid, or to former governors Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman Jr., to understand our faith. Neither do they look to personalities like Glenn Beck, who touches on his faith occasionally but who doesn't claim to speak for the church or other members. I suggest that people are much more likely to dismiss stereotypes after associating personally with their Mormon neighbors or colleagues at work - the people they know best.

- Michael Otterson head of public affairs, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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