Posted on April 26, 2012 with 24 notes.

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Mitt Romney, Jimmer Fredette, South Park and more: Mormonism gone mainstream
Something happened to Mormons in 2011: They got popular, gained cachet and became, well, cool.

Long thought of as outsiders, followers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are enjoying a newfound acceptability and their church’s profile has risen in politics, theatre and sports.

“This is really a wonderful American story,” says Jon Butler, a professor of religious history at Yale University. “Mormons were always seen as very different. Now they’ve become just other Christians. They’ve become as interesting as Presbyterians.

“[In 2011] people began to say, ‘We have something to learn from these Mormons.’”

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    Witness the evolution of religion. From an offshoot cult to a mainstream accepted belief in a couple hundred years. Now...
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    Eugh. Yes, it’s now cool to be ignorant, uninformed, and to wield enough political and monetary power to change laws...
  5. kevindrakewriter reblogged this from nationalpost and added:
    Mormons cool? What? I don’t think so. Just ask the Republicans if they think Mormons are cool enough to be president....
  6. thereisnogod reblogged this from nationalpost and added:
    "An American story"? "As interesting as Presbyterians?". Whatever this guy is smoking or snorting, he better fuckin...
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