I discovered this ABC News interview about the LDS Priesthood ban with John Huntsman recently. I was pleased to see that Huntsman said exactly what I think Mitt Romney should say in regards to this issue.
HUNTSMAN: I think it was wrong, plain and simple. I think it was wrong. I think it was something that divided people, divided friends and maybe even divided families. I believe they — they saw the errors of their way and they made a policy change. And I think they’re much better because of it.
It’s interesting to see that Huntsman wasn’t disciplined for saying it was wrong and the LDS church in no way has suffered because he chose to clarify the issue like this. In what way would Mitt Romney harm the church by saying the same thing? Huntsman still describes himself as a Mormon and has family ties that run deep within the Mormon leadership. In some ways, as the former governor of Utah his personal ties to Mormon culture are deeper than Romney’s.