Friday, November 9, 2012

More from Mormons in America

Followers of this blog know that I rarely link to websites like the Huffington Post. It's nothing personal; I just find their style of news aggregating to be offensive to sensible journalists. It often seems nothing more than a common blog, with little new content adding to the marketplace of ideas.

But there are always exceptions.

HuffPo received a guest column from Stephen Mansfield, an author who contributes this wonderful column on the "Mormonization" of America. It's a great follow-up to the 2012 presidential election, which saw former Gov. Mitt Romney (a Mormon, in case you hadn't heard) lose a tightly contested race to presidential incumbent Barack Obama. Mansfield makes the case that Mormonism, while representing a microscopic portion of humanity, has had a moment so grand that its influence has grown far beyond what it may naturally portray.

Much of the LDS Church's quest to reach beyond the familiar confines of its own membership stems from policies set forth by Pres. David O. Mckay. It also helped that one of Pres. Mckay's colleague's was serving as a Secretary of Agriculture to Pres. Eisenhower, too. 

Either way, read the column. It's well worth your time.

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