While we always applaud the disentanglement of religion and politics, sometimes we do need to step back and look at the broader role religion plays in our public life. And the nomination of Mitt Romney is historic in terms of his religious background. How is he treating it in his campaign? And how is the Church of Latter-day Saints handling the spotlight? Joining Welton this week is Joanna Brooks, Religion Dispatches senior correspondent and author of Book of Mormon Girl: Stories from an American Faith, to talk about some of these less-discussed aspects of Mormonism as they relate to Romney’s presidential bid.

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