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Republican Party started out anti-Mormon

The party that now has the allegiance of the vast majority of Mormons once was the faith’s committed political enemy.



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That statement is made possible by the fact that the phrase "twin relics of barbarism" appears nowhere in the major party platforms.

tburr@sltrib.com

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Editor’s note » About this series

This story is part of an occasional series on Mormonism and its intersection with politics — a subject The Tribune believes is topical given the high-profile presidential candidacy of Mitt Romney, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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