Inspired question, 'Book of Mormon' musical leads to former California mayor's conversion

For 35 years, Richard Marcus couldn’t remember going to bed without a drink.

Night after night, the California native and former mayor of Culver City, Calif., would pour himself a drink or two and lay down to sleep. But on Oct. 20, 2012, Marcus recognized that something was different.

“I put the glass to my lips and the Spirit was gone like that,” Marcus said with a snap of his fingers. “I had gone from someone who was Spirit-filled and now I had nothing.”

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