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Monday, December 10, 2007

NPR's "Talk of the Nation" on Mormon Beliefs

Since Mitt Romney has demurred on providing details about the beliefs and practices of the Mormon church, NPR's Talk of the Nation program stepped up to the plate. Reporter Howard Berkes (a non-Mormon based in Salt Lake City) did a pretty good job answering questions from callers about the church and its doctrines.

Questions included garments, having our own planets, the status of America in the faith, non-Mormon exclusion from temple weddings, the status of blacks, and more.

Berkes pointed people directly to the official church website for clarification on doctrinal matters and mentioned the "Mormon blogs" in addressing host Neal Conan's question about whether Mormon's welcomed this sort of scrutiny of their faith. The piece was about 16.5 minutes long.

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  • Nice pull Bradley. I wonder which Mormon blogs he was referring to.

    By Blogger Geoff J, at 12/10/2007 12:56 PM  

  • Nice blog Brad! Kind of off the subject of this posting but I was on "Talk of the Nation" once a few years back, if you're a frequent listener you may have heard me. Didn't know you lived in Spanish, I live in Springville so you probably go by my house on your way to work if you're still at BYU.

    By Blogger My name is Eric..., at 12/15/2007 5:24 AM  

  • Eric, fun to hear from you! I didn't remember that you were living around here. We'll have to have your family down for dinner sometime.

    By Blogger Bradley Ross, at 12/16/2007 11:27 AM  

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