JFK on the Mormons

Just slightly less than two months before his 1963 assassination in Dallas, President John F. Kennedy spoke in the Tabernacle in Salt Lake City.

In 2012, not quite half a century after his remarks, more than a few voices are suggesting, mostly indirectly but sometimes outright, that Latter-day Saints are just too weird, too un-American, to be granted full participation in American public life.

How might President Kennedy have reacted to that?

Here’s a clue.

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