MEDIA FADS quickly slip the bonds of memory, but try to recall one clip from last year’s highlights reel. It’s the one where nearly everybody in the press proclaims a “Mormon moment.” Talking heads repeat it like they’re saying a rosary to avoid dead air time. Religion writers and editors curse the phrase, but duly work it into their copy for a cottage industry of articles and books introducing Americans to Mitt Romney’s entirely homegrown yet somehow exotic faith.
The moment has now passed, but for a while there, Mormons were bigger than, well, let’s just say Methodists to avoid outright blasphemy and legal action from Yoko. For my part, I figured that a) since Mormonism was going to be in the news quite a bit; b) since my job is to...TAGGED: Mormonism