I understand that Mitt Romney was reared in the LDS tradition, which includes a sordid tradition of overt, institutional racism. As an adult, however, Mr. Romney is responsible for his own spiritual decisions. An apostle once known as Saul of Tarsus wrote, “When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became a man, I gave up childish ways.” (I Corinthians 13:11, RSV)
Has Mr. Romney ever publicly addressed why he maintained his childhood affiliation with, and even took leadership roles in, a church which, until Mitt’s thirty-second year of life, excluded blacks from its priesthood?
And have those Republicans who in 2008 made much to do about the Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s sermons ever taken Mr. Romney to task about his church’s racist history?
May 3, 2017