(AP) GREEN BAY, Wis. - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney faced a tough question about his Mormon faith while campaigning for Tuesday's Wisconsin primary.
A Ron Paul supporter, 28-year-old Bret Hatch, asked Romney whether he agreed with a passage from the Book of Mormon that describes a cursing of people with a "skin of blackness." Romney's staff took away the microphone before the Green Bay man could read the passage.
"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," Romney said Monday.
Hatch then asked whether Romney thought it was a sin for interracial couples to have children.
"No. Next question," Romney responded curtly.
Hatch was citing verses from Nephi in the Book of Mormon which describes a cursing of people with a "skin of blackness..." (continued)
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