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Colorado shooting: A rare glimpse into Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith

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Writing in the Los Angeles Times, columnist Michael Kinsley urges Romney to be more forthcoming about his faith at a time when “the deepest reaches of any candidate's psyche are considered fair game for commentary and analysis.”

“He shouldn't be pushing his Mormonism into a corner and hoping people will forget about it,” Mr. Kinsley writes. “He should be making it a central part of his campaign. It's far and away the best thing I know about him.”

Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council, a conservative Christian organization, met with Romney this past week.

Mr. Perkins says he told Romney to be more open about his faith, particularly the values he shares with evangelical Christians.

"I think he's growing more comfortable and today's speech is further evidence of that, talking about his faith in the public arena," Perkins told CNN, referring to Romney’s comments about the Colorado shootings.

Many who follow the Romney campaign have noted the cover story in this week’s New Republic magazine, “Confessions of an Ex-Mormon” by Walter Kirn.

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