ATLANTA, July 12
2011, 1 a.m.
- The author of a controversial new
book about a top GOP presidential candidate says that he is an
unapologetic leading figure in a racist church.
Tricia Erickson, who is a former Mormon, says that
Mitt Romney is far from being a casual believer. She says his Mormon
church teaches that blacks are said to be "cursed by God" and are
from a "backwards country."
"People need to be educated as to what this man's
church, Mitt Romney's church, represents," Erickson said.
Erickson, who says that Romney has not disclaimed
any of the teachings about blacks, talked about Romney being a
bishop and a regional representative in the church.