Monday, October 10, 2016

Utah’s Top Mormons in ‘All-Out Revolt’ Against Donald Trump

By Michael Schwirtz
The Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City. Utah’s sizable Mormon population is deeply unsettled by a sense of Donald J. Trump’s moral shortcomings. Credit Rick Bowmer/Associated Press
As Republicans across the country contend with the fallout from a newly released recording in which Donald J. Trump made vulgar and sexually degrading comments about women, perhaps nowhere was reaction more swift and decisive than in Utah, home to a sizable Mormon population already deeply unsettled by a sense of the candidate’s moral shortcomings. On Saturday, the Deseret News, a media outlet owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, broke with an 80-year tradition of refraining from presidential endorsements to publish an editorial calling on Mr. Trump to step aside. [link]