RNS MORMONS GOP

RNS MORMONS GOP
LDS Church President Brigham Young encouraged Mormons to vote for Democrats, in part because the Republicans were vehemently anti-polygamy. RNS photo courtesy LDS Church.

(RNS1-FEB29) LDS Church President Brigham Young had a beard but wouldn’t be allowed to wear it under the church’s current male grooming policies. RNS file photo courtesy LDS Church.

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Kevin Eckstrom

Kevin Eckstrom joined the Religion News Service staff in 2000 and became editor-in-chief in 2006.

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