ROBERT GODFREY: WHAT ROLE WILL THE MORMON PROPHETS PLAY IN PRESIDENT ROMNEY’S DECISIONMAKING?

In all of the discussions of Romney’s religion I have yet to hear anyone ask the most critical question for a Mormon seeking the presidency: How will he relate to the prophet in his church?

In the past, prophets have made pronouncements that could have had profound implications on public policy. Some prophets have taught the propriety and importance of polygamy while others have subsequently rejected polygamy. Some have taught the inferiority of blacks to whites while others have subsequently taught the equality of blacks and whites. No one can know what pronouncements prophets might make in the future. How would a devout Mormon president react to future prophetic revelations?

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