by Chris Bodenner
A reader writes:
I just wanted to point out that the opinions of Mitt Romney and Harry Reid do not necessarily tell you something about the opinions of Mormons at large on this issue. There are a lot of factors that can affect people's opinions on these sorts of matters, and in this case I think it is worth noting that Romney and Reid are both trying to win over conservative constituencies that have very particular ideas on this issue. I think you might find much more varied opinions on this among Mormons at large than you will by looking to two politicians and then holding them up as representative of the whole religion.
A good point. If readers know of any prominent Mormons who have voiced support for the Cordoba mosque, please send along. (So far I can't find any statements - either for or against - from Orrin Hatch, the most prominent Mormon politician after Reid and Romney. But his record on mosques looks good.)
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