With Mitt Romney and potentially Jon Huntsman looking to get into the race for the 2012 Republican nomination, questions will undoubtedly once again rise in regards to their religious affiliation.

Despite sharing a major number of conservative values, Christians and Mormons seem to be at odds with each other, much like Christians and Catholics did in the early part of the 20th Century. Only three nominees and one President have been Catholic. Catholics comprise roughly 25% of this nations population, yet only 2.4% of our Presidents, John F. Kennedy being the only one, have been President.

Only about 2% of the U.S. population reported as being of Mormon faith and none have been elected President.

The issues that Romney and Huntsman may face in the 2012 cycle are examined in a great op-ed from The Washington Post by Jordan Sekulow, the Director of Policy and International Operations at the American Center for Law & Justice.

Is religion still a sticky issue in American Politics?

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