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The question I want to consider today is how much Mormons are still hated, despite the strong assimilationist trends of the last sixty years.
Content Wrapper:after.hidden.normal.grid_page.grid_page:before,.grid_page:after.grid_page:after.grid_page h3.grid_page h3 a.grid_page h3 a:hover.grid_page h3 a.action_button.grid_page h3 a.action_button:active.grid_page h3 a.action_button:hover.grid_page h3 a.action_button:not(.fake_disabled):hover.grid_page h3 a.action_button:not(.fake_disabled):focus.grid_pagediv. In 2008, when Mitt Romney was running for president, “the same percentage of Americans told pollsters they would not vote for a Mormon presidential candidate as had said the same about a Catholic candidate in 1960.” Even worse news for Romney: those numbers had not improved since his dad ran for president forty years before.Among evangelicals, more than half said they would have a problem with a Mormon being president, and only 46% reported having a positive image of Mormons. Unaffiliated Americans–the rapidly growing population that claims no religion–dislike Mormons even more than evangelicals.I’ve blogged before about why I wish the LDS Church would reconsider its stance on homosexuality, so I won’t belabor that point here.And if the Church does ever reconsider, I hope it will do so because of the justice demands of Christian theology, and not the popularity whims of a sociological survey.She has a few silly degrees from swanky schools but was never once able to climb the rope in gym class. Her spiritual director is Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It’s one thing to be proud of our religious group and its teachings, but it’s another thing entirely to communicate, as many Mormons seem to, that we feel we have a monopoly on religious truth and strong families. Jana Riess is the author of Flunking Sainthood, a 2011 book about failing at twelve different spiritual practices. I have a Google Alert on the title Flunking Sainthood, so that the search engine lets me know when there are new reviews or discussions about the book.She is also currently working on The Twible, a three-year Twitter project with humorous daily Bible updates for your amusement (find her on Twitter as @janariess). Here is another blog you may also enjoy: Fellowship of Saints and Sinners Happy Reading!!! In the last few weeks it has been exciting -- and humbling -- to see the many ... That's a classic Romney flip-flop." --Stephen Colbert Working with the theory that there hasn't been nearly enough attention to Mormonism and politics this year, what with it being ...What breaks down religious barriers is personal contact at work, school, and neighborhood gatherings.This is why the LDS Church’s new “And I’m a Mormon” PR campaign is a fine idea, insofar as it goes.