Mormonism is making election news again -- but this time it's
one Mormon accusing another Mormon of not being a good
representative of the church.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) says GOP
presidential candidate Mitt Romney is "not the face of
During a conference call with reporters, Reid -- currently the
highest-ranking Mormon in U.S. elected office -- expressed
agreement with a recent opinion piece published in the Huffington
Post that said people should not "judge Mormonism on the basis of
the Mitt Romney that was unveiled to the public."
The Romney camp has not responded directly to the criticism.
However, Utah GOP Congressman Jason Caffetz, also a Mormon, called
Reid's comments inappropriate.
FOX News quotes Chaffetz as saying Reid was out of bounds with
his comments. The Republican congressman accused Reid of
"inappropriately using the church for his own personal political
gain." Chaffetz added: "That is a shameful act by any measure."