Posts tagged "mormons"

Kathryn Joyce on Mormons and the Religious Right’s “Common Ground”

"Glenn Beck’s efforts to transform himself from Fox News demagogue into a religious leader for Tea Party America has a lot of commentators discussing the feasibility of a Mormon convert leading a wary evangelical and Catholic right in a faith-driven cause. While there are significant roadblocks hindering Beck’s quest for leadership in the Christian Right,...

Mormons are People Too

Amidst accusations that they're clearing the way for another Mitt Romney presidential campaign, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has launched an ad campaign that profiles normal people who are also Mormon.  The campaign comes after the church commissioned a study two years ago that showed society had a lower opinion of...

The Religion of Twilight

by Tanya Erzen Last November, I sat in a theatre in South Jordan, Utah with 4,000 Twilight Moms, who had gathered for the weekend to celebrate the release of New Moon after two days of raucous pre-film festivities.  As I sat watching Eclipse, the newest film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s blockbuster Twilight series (in the six...

Mormons on Glenn Beck

McKay Coppins at Mormon Times asked his readers what they think of Glenn Beck.

It’s All Right Ma, They’re Only Mormons

A story that has been brewing in the pages of Rocky Mountain papers for weeks hits The Washington Times today, with Stephen Dinan’s report on a religious exemption provision to anti-immigration laws proposed by Utah Republican Senator Robert F. Bennett, and the counter-proposal made by Republican Colorado Representative Tom Tancredo, who denounced Bennett’s provision as...

Mormon “Cinema”

Sean P. Means dutifully lines up to do a Christians-in-Hollywood piece for the Salt Lake Tribune, appropriately about “Mormon Cinema” (which evidently requires capitalization — who knew?) Means shows us that Mormons like to make movies, that they can find financing and that they’re trying to go mainstream, i.e., reach audiences outside Utah. An annoying...