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US Senate: Where Religious Minorities Are Loved

By ThinkProgress on February 2, 2008 at 5:22 pm

"US Senate: Where Religious Minorities Are Loved"

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It seems to me that Mitt Romney’s Mormonism has probably been a significant impediment to his presidential campaign. And yet, as this article about a Mormon leader’s funeral makes clear, there are actually tons of successful LDS politicians. Indeed, we have five LDS Senators right now — Gordon Smith, Harry Reid, Bob Bennett, Orrin Hatch, and Mike Crapo — and it’s pretty likely that they’ll be joined by two more, Mark Udall and and Tom Udall after the election. Meanwhile, Wikipedia says there are thirteen Jewish senators. Considering that Jews and Mormons combined have to be less than five percent of the population, that’s pretty astounding.

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