Jeff Flake, like most elected representatives in Arizona, is a proud member of the LDS Church. Russell Pearce, another Mormon representative from Arizona, was responsible for SB 1070 and publicly called for the re-institution of Eisenhower’s “Project Wetback” deportation program. And yes, he used the word wetback without apology. Mormons up until 1978 regarded people of African descent as the seed of Cain and refused them full participation in the church. The LDS Church continues to proxy baptize Holocaust victims despite repeated pleas from Jewish leaders. It seems that the rhetoric of the Mormons have changed, but the attitudes continue to be passed down.