Mormonism has a so-so approval rating of 48% overall — but it’s notably lower among young adults, African Americans, and Democrats.
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By most standards of the Slow Church movement, Mormonism is a terrific success. By others, though, we’re failing craptastically.
What will it take for Americans in general (and perhaps Mormons in particular) to stop the insanity and admit that there need to be reasonable limits on the availability of guns? How many children have to die?
This is Mormonism’s Pareto Principle: 20 percent of the people do 80 percent of the work. And without those stalwart few, the rest of us would be sitting in Cheerio-encrusted chapels.
Homosexuality is not a phase someone is going through. It isn’t a temporary condition with which some people “struggle.” LGBT Mormons cannot “pray the gay away” or cure themselves by marrying someone of the opposite sex.
Comic book character “Enid” is a sharp, funny 15-year-old Mormon girl who wears “I Heart Dieter” t-shirts and argues with her seminary teacher. Creator Scott Hales talks about Enid and the daily comic’s growing cult following on Tumblr.
It’s all too easy for a religious majority to overlook the presence or needs of religious minorities. But in Mormon history, we have enough examples of being religiously oppressed that we ought to remember a bit more clearly what it feels like.
I listen to the Mormon Matters podcast, get Primary ideas from Mormon Mommy Blogs, and learn about new books from the Association of Mormon Letters. But the LDS Church is making a stand about organizations and businesses like these that lay claim to the name “Mormon.”
There will be disagreements in the Church. That’s just a given. But we don’t need to seek to destroy one another just to come out on top in some theological or political argument.