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Nov 8, 2014 4:20 PM

Mormon bishop under fire for Reid criticism

The Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) A Mormon bishop in Los Angeles is under fire for his assertion that Sen. Harry Reid is unworthy to enter the faith's temples because of his support of Democratic Party positions.

Mark Paredes, in a Wednesday blog titled "Good Riddance to Harry Reid, the Mormon Senate Leader," expressed his belief that Democrats' support of same-sex marriage, abortion rights and gambling runs contrary to church stances.

He called Reid an "embarrassment" who isn't "a man of serious religious faith."

Church spokesman Dale Jones told The Salt Lake Tribune (http://bit.ly/1yjpMyC ) that Mormons are entitled to express their political opinions, but publishing their views while using a church title is "entirely inappropriate."

Reid will lose his Senate majority leader position after Republicans took control of the U.S. Senate in Tuesday's election.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com


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