This map shows the percent of Western US counties’ populations that are Mormon.
SETH MEYERS, Weekend Update (via inothernews)
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sihipop said: Hi! Thanks for the reply. All of the very few Mormons I know are liberal and almost leftist, and they naturally knew about this stuff. However, since Mormons are the most conservative religious group in America (and even your average American is conservative from my POV), I'm willing to bet my sample is crooked. So I really have a strange view of LDS. Perhaps the Mormons outside of USA know less about this, as it's likely not something they advertise to converts?
I’m a liberal, as well. A lot of my friends are conservative and they know about the supposed “shocking info” from the NYT article.
I’ve been to a few countries outside of the US and have been amongst members in those areas. Politically church members are much more liberal in other countries. But, like you said, the US is a fairly conservative country. Since there are more members outside the US than in, the church members tend to be more liberal overall. (Talk about irony.)
Really what I think knowing/not knowing about the stuff from the NYT article depends on the curiosity of the person. I served a mission and would answer any question, I didn’t shy away from things. Our focus was generally on the basics of faith and the like. But I people in being open about all things, which has actually strengthened by faith in God.
I don’t know the man in the NYT article, but I don’t get how he couldn’thave known about all of these things. Seriously, some of them I knew about by the time I was 13 or 14. Blacks and the priesthood debacle pissed me off as a child.
I have no delusions about the whole story getting out in a relatively short online article, but my friends and I have had 15 minute conversations about these issues in our lives that have had more depth. It’s such a complex issue for us. We have a deep belief in God and his gospel, yet see the difficulties in our church’s history.
To be honest, any honest member of any religion, political party, etc., should have doubts and questions.
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