Should this be good news for those who oppose Gov. Romney due to his faith?
“He’s coming to a state where there are a lot of members of the LDS Church,” Reid also said ahead of Romney’s arrival Friday. “They understand that he is not the face of Mormonism.”
The Romney campaign declined Tuesday to comment.
Reid’s comments Friday repeat those of Gregory A. Prince, who wrote in a recent Huffington Post opinion piece: “Judge Mitt Romney as you will, and vote for or against him as you will; but do not judge Mormonism on the basis of the Mitt Romney that was unveiled to the public … . He is not the face of Mormonism.”
Prince withdrew his support for Romney after a tape surfaced of the Republican presidential nominee saying 47 percent of Americans don’t pay taxes and are dependent on government handouts.
Reid said he agreed with Prince, co-author of “David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism," and said that Prince’s argument is that Romney has “sullied the religion” that the three of them share.
The article is not specific as to exactly what Romney has done to sully Mormonism.