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Mormonism is no cult
A supporter of Gov. Rick Perry said on Friday that Mormonism -- the religion practiced by GOP presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman -- is a cult. It isn't, but it's clear that there is a widespread and unwarranted distrust of the religion among Americans. Messrs. Romney and Huntsman would probably prefer to talk about other things on the campaign trail, but we need a national conversation about this, much in the same way that we needed a national conversation about Catholicism before John F. Kennedy was elected president.