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Why We’re Afraid of Mormons
A Pew Forum poll in July found 81 percent saying that they were comfortable with, or indifferent to, Romney’s faith. BU Today spoke with Hutchison-Jones about what prejudice against Mormons says about ... read more
Why are Mormon leaders so afraid of dissent?
Why is the LDS Church so afraid of dissent? Some of this defensiveness is understandable. In the 19th century, Mormons were driven by mobs from state to state. Lest they be exterminated, they finally ... read more
Still to Die For: Inside the Tangled Web Around Pamela Smart That Started With the Murder of Her Husband
"Since the story of Pamela Smart ranks as one of the most scandalous and controversial crimes ever, we were compelled to bring this uniquely ... Flynn testified that Smart told him she was afraid she ... read more
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Why I'm Never Going Back to the Mormon Church
I heard the man with the megaphone shout, "Why would God appear to a perverted farm boy ... As we walked past these people, I always looked sideways in fear. These were the "anti-Mormons" I had heard ... read more
This week in Mormon Land: A fourth African temple, the ethics of missionary work, a Utah ‘Brexit'?
said she was “scared that if I left ... “If the split were based on ancestry alone, Utah and eastern Idaho would be the first to pull a British exit,” the paper noted. “As a rule, areas of Mormon ... read more
Why the fear of Mormonism?
The chief guest of the show was a man whose job is to be a media representative for the Mormon Church. In typical NPR fashion, there were no real probing questions, just a lot of polite conversation ... read more
Why San Diego feared, then welcomed, the Mormon Battalion
When the Mormon Battalion marched into San Diego on Jan. 29, 1847, residents were not overjoyed. “People were afraid of them,” said Michael Hemingway, director of the Mormon Battalion Historic Site in ... read more
Why Was the LDS Church So Scared of Reed Cowan’s Mormon Prop 8 Documentary?
Were there any big surprises in the film? Not for those in know, but one interesting thing to note that, despite Black and producers Cowan and Steven Greenstreet all being raised in the Mormon Church ... read more
J. Spencer Fluhman: Why we fear Mormons
Anti-Mormonism has long masked America’s contradictions and soothed American self-doubt. In the 19th century, antagonists charged that Mormon men were tyrannical patriarchs, that Mormon women were ... read more
Paranoia, lies and fear: Trump’s presidency laid bare by Mueller report
[Mueller report lays out obstruction evidence against the president] The vivid portrait that emerges from Mueller’s 448-page report is of a presidency plagued by paranoia, insecurity and scheming — ... read more
Why We’re Afraid of Mormons
And even though the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints renounced polygamy in the 1890s (with the exception of a militant sliver), some non-Mormons suspect that “fundamentalist groups were ... read more