BBC TV documentary on this week investigates the beliefs and business practices of Mitt Romney, and asks whether America is ready for a Mormon president.
Sweeney travels to Utah to visit stars of its expensive ad campaign 'I'm a Mormon', who tell him of their dedication to family and charity. He meets polygamists, the official Church has turned its back on, he talks to missionaries who recruit people around the world just like Mitt Romney in the sixties, finds ex-members, including Romney's cousin who claim they are cut off from their families, spied on by the FBI and accuse Mormonism of being a cult, He questions theses aspects with Holland a general authority.
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Thanks goodness the BBC has more courage to cover the nitty gritty of Romney's religion than most of the news media in this country. This was a fairly good documentary, despite the few inaccuracies. I only wish that Sweeney had also asked Holland about DNA and the "Lamanites," the Book of Abraham papyri, the sequential polygamy still in practice, the Kinderhook Plates, the Kirtland Anti-Banking Society, etc., etc. As it is, I could have slapped Holland, with his holier-than-thou, condescending, ridiculous non-answers. No "shunning"??? Too bad Sweeney didn't know enough to push further and ask what desfellowshipment entails, let alone excommunication. Pffffft.