1. Mitt Romney became the first Mormon nominated for president by a major political party.
2. Jon Huntsman ran for president too.
3. Sacramento Kings player Jimmer Fredette married his college girlfriend and former BYU cheerleader Whitney Wonnacott. It was like BYU’s Royal Wedding.
4. Jon Stewart had some Mormons on his show. Like Joanna Brooks, author of “The Book of Mormon Girl.”
5. And some black Mormons.
“However which way you guys vote, you guys are going to win (the election). But then you’re definitely all going to lose too.”
6. Bryce Harper, a Nevada Mormon who works in D.C. as an outfielder for the Washington Nationals, called a reporter’s question about what his favorite beer is a “clown question.”
7. Democratic Sen. Harry Reid, a Nevada Mormon who works in D.C. as the Senate majority leader, called a reporter’s question about Republicans and immigration reform a “clown question.”
8. Jabari Parker became the 13th high school athlete to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
The last guy to do it was Bryce Harper.
9. Joel Osteen, pastor of the largest non-denominational Christian congregation in the United States, told Wolf Blitzer he believes Mormons are “brothers in Christ.”
10. Bloomberg Businessweek faced criticism for this magazine cover, with one media analyst saying it “crosses way over the line between commentary and bigotry.”
11. The Church lowered the age young men can serve missions from 19 to 18.
12. And they lowered the age young women can serve missions from 21 to 19.
Applications to serve LDS missions increased 472 percent following the age requirement change.