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Jonesboro, AR -- Lauren Payne Reports

Mitt Romney Addresses Faith On The Campaign Trail

Jonesboro, AR -- "If I'm fortunate to become your president, I will serve no one religion, no one group, no one cause, and no one interest in his speech to the nation on Thursday, Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney said he's an American running for president and does not define his candidacy by his religion.......but it is his religion that some voters are buzzing about.

"There are some who would have a presidential candidate describe and explain the presidential doctrines.  To do so would enable the very religious test the founders prohibited in the constitution," said Romney.

"I thought it was wonderful....it couldn't have been better," said Robert Stephens.

Active member of The Church of Jesus Christ Latter- Day Saints in Jonesboro, Robert Stephens says this is an opportunity to shine light on the Mormon faith---and perhaps clear misconceptions of the church.

"So much has been said about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints and the Mormons that's not true or that is misunderstood.  This gives us the chance to tell the truth or to let people know what we really believe," said Stephens.

Stephens says he believes Mitt Romney is a very good example for the Mormon religion......and goes on to say that he believes Romney truly wants to represent the people and not just his church.

Stephens says he's happy with the attention Mitt Romney is bringing to their religion.

"That doesn't mean all Mormons are going to vote for Mitt Romney. We are encouraged by our church leaders to listen to what all the candidates have to say and vote our conscience," said Stephens. 

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