Dan Rotondo in Fort Wayne, Indiana writes for the World magazine mailbag (June 14/21, 2008):
I canceled my subscription. I used to really appreciate WORLD, but the way you handled Mitt Romney and his religion (which is my religion) killed the friendship and my interest.
First, I am thankful to World for printing this. Secondly, I don’t think that World magazine knows much about the benefits derived from S.E. Idahoan, conservative LDS politicians. I could write an appreciative news story covering some of my experiences over the years.
And yet here is a thought for Dan: World’s mission statement is “to report, interpret, and illustrate the news in a timely, accurate, enjoyable, and arresting fashion from a perspective committed to the Bible as the inerrant Word of God.”
For almost all my life in Southeastern Idaho, the LDS culture has not had a very friendly position to a perspective committed to the Bible as the inerrant Word of God.
I think this goes to the heart of some of the tension. Don’t you? Especially when we get into the specifics of LDS & evangelical conversation on faith and politics.