(CNN) – A Democratic North Carolina state representative apologized Friday for saying in an interview with CNN that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's Mormon faith allows individuals to "have multiple wives."
In the interview with CNN Political Reporter Peter Hamby, state Rep. Alma Adams said, "From what I understand about the Mormon faith you can have multiple wives. That's sort of a contradiction. There are questions about who Romney is and what he believes in terms of that particular issue."
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She predicted the conservative voters who supported a constitutional amendment defining marriage in her state as between a man and a woman would not "be OK" with his faith.
Adams, who is the leader of the Legislative Black Caucus, issued an apology Friday afternoon.
"I want to apologize in no uncertain terms for my comments on Mitt Romney and the Mormon faith," she said in a statement. "I recognize there is no place in our public or political discourse for such comments, I regret making them and am sorry for any hurt or misunderstanding they may have caused."
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints outlawed polygamy in 1890.
- CNN's Peter Hamby and Kevin Liptak contributed to this report
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Yo Sniffit, dont be hatin, you can dance aroud the bigotry issue all you want. Its not going to change & you know it. Maybe Yall litte tax exempt thing needs to go away
@Devon: What it "litching"?
Do yourself a favor, go back to the first grade, and develop that tiny little brain of yours. Otherwise, do us all a favor and lock yourself in the basement where none of us have to listen to your absurd and retarded comments.
Of course many members of the Mormon church continued to practice poligamy after 1890, including Romneys own family. The church also still coordinates security for offshoots of the religion, including Jeffs, that still practice poligamy.
Yo Sniffit, I know, you still be hatin, I went to Mayor Hershey, nothin, I went to Laverkin & Hurricane Po Po depts, I wrote your Precious boy Huntsman, What did you do to voice your Opionion or try to stop 12 year olds from getting Raped & married off???? Oh thats right, Let the Sickos build more homes in Utah & Help their Economy. Can a brother have a Rebuttle????
Rep Adams should call up Mitt, Harry Reid, Orin Hatch,Mike Lee, Jason Chaffetz,Gladys Knight, and even Thurl Bailey who played his college basketball in the State of NC. Let her ask them if her comments were intelligent. They are all members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She might as well call Devon on this blog too and inform him as he seems to not get it, like Biden said ! lol
Devon - The NAACP was created to Protect the African Americans from Litching & soforth. You gotta do better than that!!! BIGOT. & yes Why did they NEVER apologize??/ BIGOTS
Sorry but job discrimination because of race is against the law in the USA. You mean to tell me that the NAACP has never even interviewed a white person when filling their positions? Does the Justice Dept. know abou tthis? Sounds like there are racists running the NAACP.
Yo Tabby nackle doug, Sorry Free Country. Yall are SEVERE Bigots when it comes to Blacks. Im sure you Supported those sickos raping those 12 & 13 year olds in Utah. Again, Sorry free country. Dont be hatin..... Rebuttle....... BIGOTS
Crawling Backward against Obama 2012 ~ bigotry and discrimination blended with arrogance and ignorance makes for an ugly life – which explains your perspective.
Mormons are cultists,not christians,they are a sick group of people that worship a molester who was Joesoph Smith,their messiah.
Yo Tabby Nackles, Yall are Racist & you know it. I cant believe all Yall believe taht made up BS that dead Smitty Called Dead Briggs & they called head Tabby Nackle in Salt Lake & told people . Yea we all got together in a Lds pow wow & Yall Brothers can become Priests now, PLEASE The Us Government gave you Yahoos an Ultimatum or no Tax Exempt If Im lying may God Strike. me BIGOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yo Doug, Hows Salt Lake???
Amazing how many bigots/conservatives feel free to expose themselves on these posts.
I guess you haven't gotten over your feeling empowered as the schoolyard bully?
Have the "Birthers" ever apologized, the answer is NO.
Yo Doug, Thats right I am we tall did. But you my friend are a Bigot & always will be a Bigot. What up ??
How many Yall Tabby Nackles out there think The Blacks deserve a Formal Apology??? Why Yall be so F-KED UP???
My pastor said that Mormons are a cult religion.. Romney can not run this country..
The LDS,outlawed polygamy in the US,but what about other foriegn countries.Has anyone asked that or are they just state side,Romneys great grand father was in Mexico remember and a known polygamist?Is polygamy still being allowed in the LDS in that country?
My pastor said that Mormons are a cult religion.. Romney can not run this country so true Ex-Republican
Do some reading on Mormons. They believe we all came from a planet were their god has thousands of wives birthing seed babies to be sent to earth Jesus and Satan are brothers and dark skin people are not worthy. They are not Christians no matter how they so much want you to believe they are. By the way, my cousins are all Mormons. Lovely people. Watch the Mormon 1960's short film about what the Book of Mormon says.
please don't apologize for the truth
Polygamy is outlawed in the LDS church regardless of country. If you try to practice polygamy in any LDS ward, you will be ex-communicated.