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What 17 Famous People Have Said About Mormons


Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

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“Yours is a most remarkable story of faith in action, and it changed the world.”

-From Much Ado About Mormons: What Famous People Have Said About the Mormons by Rick Walton

Angela Lansbury

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After singing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Angela Lansbury said, “The spirit of this place is so evident. It is all enveloping. It’s all around me. I feel buoyed up by it. This has been one of the things I felt very strongly about being here. I didn’t realize that I was going to be hit by this extraordinary spirit. I haven’t experienced this before. It’s quite unique, people doing something for the love of it.”

-From Much Ado About Mormons: What Famous People Have Said About the Mormons by Rick Walton

Hillary and Bill Clinton

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In her 1996 autobiography, Hillary Clinton wrote: "I admire the way Mormons set aside one night a week for family activities. When Chelsea was small, Bill and I adopted this idea."

Bill Clinton himself had some experience with Mormonism before his family adopted this practice when he took missionary discussions while growing up in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Clinton spoke highly of the missionaries' efforts as well as of the Church, saying he "admires the church for its high ethical standards and belief in a celestial kingdom but said the idea of being in heaven without his non-Mormon friends was too much to give up."

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