Utah Republicans passed a bill that would bar employers and landlords or property owners from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity and protect religious institutions that object to homosexuality.
An old video in which an upset Mitt Romney discusses his faith after a conservative Iowa radio talk show host quizzes him about it is making the Internet rounds a day before the election.
A look at the day's political happenings, including how Paul Ryan's 30 percent compares with Mitt Romney's 47 percent and a Pennsylvania judge decides the fate of the state's voter ID law for the 2012 election.
Conservative blogs are saying U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens was gay and shouldn't have been sent to the Middle East; Google's censorship of the controversial anti-Muslim video proves Web companies have more power than governments; meanwhile, a Stanford University study claiming organic foods are useless is being called fraudulent. These discoveries and more after the jump.
The re-publication of the fact that Mitt Romney's father was born in Mexico is outrageously meant to inspire distrust; some Mormons now identify as gay, yet suppress their sexuality in order to follow their religion; meanwhile, a mirror has been designed to eliminate blind spots on the road. These discoveries and more after the jump.
A candidate’s faith does in fact matter, especially when the religious institution to which he or she belongs is involved in explicit political campaigns that affect millions of lives. Such issues as civil rights for women, immigrants and the LGBT community come immediately to mind. Romney wants to have it both ways. He wants the voters to see him as a Christian like them but doesn’t allow for any examination of the “distinctive doctrines” of Mormon theology.
Here are some fun facts about Jon Huntsman Jr.: He's the former governor of Utah; he's a Mormon; he last worked as an envoy to China for President Obama; and he's now challenging his former boss for the White House by running for president on the Republican ticket. Updated
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 .