"The GOP candidate responded with a firm "no" before turning to the other side of the room in an apparent effort to change the topic.
The next question Romney faced, however, was from an audience member asking him to explain how he responds to characterizations that paint him as "out of touch" with regular Americans.
But I think, it might be,” said Bret Hatch, a 28-year-old from Green Bay who is unemployed.
He began reading a verse he said was from Mormon scripture, prompting Mr. “I’m sorry, we’re just not going to have a discussion about religion in my view, but if you have a question, I’ll be happy to answer your question,” Mr. “I guess my question is, do you believe it’s a sin for a white man to marry and procreate with a black?
Although a "revelation" allowed Blacks to become LDS priests in 1978, the official newspaper of the LDS, the Church News, also in 1978, published an article, "Interracial Marriage Discouraged".
Romney, who is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has been reluctant to focus on his religion during his campaign, but some conservatives have described their unease with what they perceive to be a domination outside mainstream Christianity.
An in-depth study released by the Barna Group on behalf of the American Bible Society found that 50 percent of Americans believe the Bible, Quran and the Book of Mormon hold different expressions of the same truths. New Zealand's historic 131-year-old Christchurch Cathedral, which was heavily damaged in Feb.
The survey also found that Americans are relying less on the Bible. 2011's 6.3-magnitude earthquake, will be commemorated by a Transitional cardboard church before construction on a new cathedral begins.
A research report by the University of Chicago on belief in God across a number of countries has found that faith increases with age, but the number of those certain of the existence of God has declined, with the lowest number of faithful people reported in Japan.
The largest organization of Roman Catholic nuns in the U. has been hit by a Vatican-ordered crackdown which branded the The Leadership Conference of Women Religious as too "radical" and diverging from several core pillars of Catholic faith.