Certain of his less charitable constituents may have referred to him as “Borin’ Orrin” in the past, but longtime Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch has done something pretty interesting in relation to the Park 51 Muslim community center near Ground Zero in Manhattan.

Being Mormon, Hatch has no doubt run up against his share of intolerance in various circles, but regardless of where it comes from, he has broken with many of his conservative colleagues and voiced his support for Park 51 in the name of freedom of religious expression. –KA

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