Team Romney: Defense Of Mormonism Proves He Can Stand Up To Social Conservatives | Talking Points Memo

Last October, Mitt Romney defended his Mormon faith against widely criticized attacks from a subset of conservative evangelical Christians. Now, under fire from activists and others upset at the resignation of Romney’s openly gay national security spokesperson, Team Romney is pointing to that defense as proof their candidate is willing to stand up to intolerant voices in the party.Richard Grenell, an advocate for gay marriage rights (which Romney and much of the GOP base opposes), served only a brief stint as Romney’s national security spokesperson. He said he left the campaign in part due to public attacks from right-wing evangelicals upset over his sexuality and his position on marriage equality.

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