Beliefs Mark Silk: Spiritual Politics Opinion

Anti-Mormon

Back in the old days, political activity hostile to a religion–Catholicism mostly–took place in the darker corners of the public square, under names that said as much, like Know-Nothingism and “underground” and “whispering” campaigns. Now they take place in space accessible to anyone with keys to click and eyes to see. For a portrait of anti-Mormonism in and around the Huckabee blog, see Thomas Burr’s story in today’s Salt Lake Tribune.

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Mark Silk

Mark Silk is Professor of Religion in Public Life at Trinity College and director of the college's Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life. He is a Contributing Editor of the Religion News Service

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