Inscrutable Mormon Press Conference Lays Important Messages Between The Lines

In an unprecedented press conference last Tuesday apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints outlined its concerns about individual rights, particularly, religious freedom. The presentations were said to signal a softening of the church’s opposition to same sex marriage. After watching the entire conference three times, I must report that it did nothing of the sort explicitly. Like Hemingway’s prose, the important messages were what was not said, exactly.

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Mitt Romney Hooked by Religion: Mormonism, Blacks, and the Priesthood

 Here’s how to turn a gathering “love thy neighbor” Mormons (members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) mean and nasty. Tell them that the former church teaching that once prevented men of African descent from obtaining the priesthood was not revealed by God.

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