As a convert and lay member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I've always wanted to write a "Dear World" letter to speak personally, and in one fell swoop, to anyone — and particularly to the "spiritual but not religious," the unknowing public, the press and pastors in other denominations everywhere who might be sincerely interested in the faith of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), know little of us, or who are submerged in or perhaps even promulgating mis-information about our faith in action, our beliefs and our love for the Savior. I've crafted that letter mentally more than once.
I was recently asked by a Brazilian reporter from Istoe Independente, a weekly magazine, to share my thoughts on the media focus on Mormons in light of the Mitt Romney presidential campaign and related flashes of high-profile Latter-day Saints in news venues. After thanking Brazilian reporters for their collective history of positive and accurate reporting, I submitted this response (Read the full article, "A forÇa dos mÓrmons").
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