In June of this year, a Gallup poll found that one in five Americans said they would not vote for a Mormon president. Documentary director Trevor Hill explored why in his documentary The Religious Test.
Then, when Pastor Robert Jeffress called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints a cult on national television, Mormons and even some non-Mormons took offence. But the incident proved that, although the LDS church continues to grow in numbers, there are still many people who don’t understand who or what they are. With Mormon Republican nominee Mitt Romney campaigning fiercely for the presidency, Matthew Bowman’s book The Mormon People: The Making of an American Faith, now out in paperback, offers context and explanation for this sometimes mysterious religion. [Broadcast date: September 10, 2012]
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