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Sunday, October 15, 2006

LA Times is at it again: "Can a Mormon win evangelical support?"

The LA Times writers and editors must be enamoured with Romney's religion. It's all they seem to write about. (see here and here for their other recent coverage of Romney--plus, don't forget that they are the media source who ran the poll misleadingly showing that "37% of Americans don't want a Mormon POTUS")

However, the most recent installment "Can a Mormon win evangelical support?" by Times writer Gregory Rodriguez may signal a change. Rodriguez explains why he thinks Dr. James Dobson was wrong when he recently said he didn't think large numbers of Evangelicals would vote for a Mormon.

In a recent radio interview, prominent evangelical activist James Dobson said that Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's Mormon faith "could pose a serious obstacle" if he decided to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008. Dobson said he thought that conservative Christians wouldn't feel comfortable casting a ballot for a Mormon.

Chances are, he's wrong.

It's not the most doctrinally accurate piece I've ever read, but it is a move in the right direction for the LA Times.

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