The Latter-day Saints and modern America

I just finished McKay Coppins’ wonderful article “The Most American Religion” (for The Atlantic). It’s about how the Latter-day Saints (a.k.a. “Mormons”) have adjusted and assimilated to American culture only to find that modern America is changing. The main case study might be how LDS voters responded to the last president when juxtaposed with how white Evangelicals responded to him. Here’s the take-away paragraph:

What happens when a religious group discovers that it’s spent 200 years assimilating to an America that no longer exists? As their native country fractures and turns on itself, Mormons are being forced to grapple with questions about who they are and what they believe. And a loose but growing liberal coalition inside the Church is pushing for reform.


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