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The many flavors of Marco Rubio's religious tastes: Catholic, Baptist, Mormon.

WASHINGTON -- News broke Thursday that U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio was baptized as a Mormon at age 8, when his family lived in Las Vegas. A few years later, he converted to Catholicism.

Yet Rubio’s religious profile is even more complicated than that, given his close ties to an evangelical church in Miami.

It’s a mix — a “faith journey,” as his office put it — that has some wondering whether the rising Republican is trying to be all things to all people, and what other surprises may be in his past.

He’s a practicing Catholic but enjoys the sermons of a Southern Baptist-affiliated church, his office said, adding he has long crossed into both faiths.

The revelation that Rubio, 40, was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints drew quick comparisons to another Mormon, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. In just over a year in office, Rubio has vaulted to the top of the shortlist of running mates.

Pundits questioned whether two Mormons can share a ticket, overlooking that Rubio belonged to the faith for only a few years as a child. Still, the never-before-told history caused a stir. Rubio’s “Mormon surprise,” read a banner on CNN.

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JStevens

You guys are still missing the story. Marco considered himself a Baptist while he was in the legislature. When asked to name his religion he listed it as "Baptist". He attends a non-denominational church. Then--he decides he going to run statewide---suddently---he is a practicing Catholic. And oh, by the way, which denomination is the largest voting block in the faith community? Catholic. Some "Faith Journey"....

Erin

That's all you got on him. So he was baptized Mormon when he was EIGHT!!! It's seems to me that he is a man of faith searching for ways to know and be closer to God. So the problem is he was Catholic but also enjoyed Baptist teaching but also attended a non-denominational church. Sounds like the right kind of mix to me because the Lord knows that not one denomination has it all together. To me what is important is that he stands firm on his belief in God and believes Jesus is the WAY, TRUTH and the LIGHT!!! Find something else to pick.

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