November 13, 2012
Mormonism Will Be Just Fine
Patrick Mason, Patheos
The Mormon Moment died at approximately 11:00pm on Tuesday night. Mormonism, however, will be just fine. In fact, it may even come out of this week in a better situation than had its most famous son won the presidency.
Romney’s candidacy brought out the worst in many Mormons. To be sure, the vast majority of Mormons (and others) were simply conscientious citizens choosing the person who they thought was best qualified to lead the country, and they engaged in civil and respectful discourse, even disagreement, with people on the other side of the political spectrum. But far too many Mormons got wrapped up in the politics of parochialism, the hubris of hype, and the narcissism of the news cycle. Republican-voting Mormons questioned the faithfulness and...
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