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Mormon ranks in Florida growing — and diversifying

It's an old question, but Fred Bethel says he still gets asked: How can an African-American like himself be part of the Mormon church, a religious group that waited until 1978 to allow blacks to become leaders?

His response comes easily — because of what the church is today.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is growing dramatically, and it is increasingly diversifying in South Florida, with a mix of Hispanic and Caribbean members.

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