When you get right down to it, the root causes of the low quality of media discussion of Mormonism can be reduced to one:  Most people – reporters and commentators most definitely included – neither know nor have thought a great deal about religion, and therefore tend to think about the topic in simplistic terms […]

It occurred to me that didn’t address a particularly important point that Andrew Sullivan raised in his post responding to our Washington Post piece.


Andrew Sullivan responds to our piece in the Washington Post on the alleged “cultishness” of Mormonism here.  It’s an interesting discussion, and Sullivan is game to continue it.  But his resistance to our Mormon mind-meld techniques displeases us, so we’ll keep up the brainwashing attack. Sullivan begins by saying that we were “offended” by his […]

Well, Business Insider is reporting that this will be the cover for the Bloomberg Businessweek story on the finances of the LDS Church:

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On Sunday morning, I went to Church.  People in my congregation gathered in our local chapel and taught lessons on the words of early church prophets, participated in discussions about Book of Mormon teachings, and then gathered in one large group to take the “sacrament,” the Mormon version of communion, where bread and water are […]

Hey, check out our piece (mostly Ryan’s) in the Washington Post on the cultishness of Mormonism.

No, seriously.  Good job. Janie B. Cheaney (who, it must be said, has a perfect name for a well-intentioned but mischievous heroine of a children’s book) wrote an op-ed in World Magazine about how Evangelical Christians ought to feel about a Mormon presidential candidate.


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