Bob Vander Platts, the Iowa antigay activist and head of the Family Leader, which sponsored the forum, had said if Romney attended his Mormon faith would become an issue. So Romney stays away for fear he’ll be attacked for being a Mormon. And what does he get for staying away? He gets attacked for being a Mormon anyway.
- LGBT Journalist Michael Signorile discussing Republican distrust of Mormonism. Signorile later points out a study showing that half of white evangelical voters believe Mormonism is not a Christian religion.
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