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"It is more helpful to call Mormons another religion, distinct from biblical or historic Christianity, as just about everyone from Catholics to Methodists to Baptists have clearly stated," Stetzer notes. "It’s a different religion that uses the same words to describe very different things."
In the 2012 presidential race, "very different" doesn’t seem to matter very much at all. And that — regardless of whether Romney wins in November — may be the most important legacy of America’s Mormon moment.
Jonathan Merritt is author of "A Faith of Our Own: Following Jesus Beyond the Culture Wars."
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