With or without Romney, D.C. a surprising Mormon stronghold
May 13th, 2012
08:06 AM ET
3 years ago

With or without Romney, D.C. a surprising Mormon stronghold

Alexandria, Virginia (CNN) – A few hundred Mormons filed into a chapel just outside the Washington Beltway one recent Sunday to hear a somewhat unusual presentation: an Obama administration official recounting his conversion to Mormonism.

“I have never in my life had a more powerful experience than that spiritual moment when the spirit of Christ testified to me that the Book of Mormon is true,” Larry Echo Hawk told the audience, which stretched back through the spacious sanctuary and into a gymnasium in the rear.

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  1. Sydnium S. Adolsen

    Romney WILL win DC.

    May 13, 2012 08:36 am at 8:36 am |
  2. JJ

    I think someone is confusing morons with mormons.

    May 13, 2012 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  3. Phyllis G Williams

    I guess Mr. Hawk has never read Galatians 1: 6-9 ; Deuteronomy 13: 3 ; Philippians 3: 16 ; 2nd Thessalonians 3: 6
    "We command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that
    walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us".

    May 13, 2012 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  4. Phyllis G Williams

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    I guess Mr. Hawk has never read Galatians 1: 6-9 ; Deuteronomy 13: 3 ; Philippians 3: 16 ; 2nd Thessalonians 3: 6
    "We command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that
    walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us".

    May 13, 2012 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  5. Sorensen

    "The Book of Mormon" is true? And so is Santa Claus and the toothfairy!
    They should keep their racist drivel to themselves inside their "temples".

    May 13, 2012 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  6. gg

    is he running for president or on a mormon mission

    May 13, 2012 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  7. Cindy

    Every Christian should really look into what mormons think and believe. You know the saying of "A wolf in sheeps clothing" They say they believe in Jesus Christ, but not the way we do. They truely believe Jesus was once a man and then became God. For your own salvation you should do some research.
    You want everyone to follow the Bible on no abortions, no gay marriages..etc. You can't pick and choose which part of the Bible you want to follow. Romney follows a false prophet and lays all he is and what he believes in on his church.
    By following him as your leader is just as much a sin as gay marriages and abortion. A Sin Is A Sin!!!!!

    May 13, 2012 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  8. GI Joe

    The mormon church continues to baptise people who died decades ago. Hitler being one of them.

    I do NOT want to be baptised by the mormons after I'm dead - but to them, NO ONE HAS RIGHTS , except them.

    May 13, 2012 10:51 am at 10:51 am |