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Mormons’ Love-Hate Relationship with America

posted on July 4, 2012

At Religion News Service, Peggy Fletcher Stack outlines the history of Mormonism in America, noting times of acceptance as well as conflict between Mormons and other Americans. Stack writes, “After Utah statehood in 1896 … Mormons became superpatriots to show the country their loyalty,” a sentiment seen today in the pro-American rhetoric of many Mormons, including Mitt Romney who “repeatedly lauds the crucial role this country has to play in human history.”

Read at Religion News Service