The LDS Church issued a statement on racism today -- but that statement was not the one that briefly proved a flashpoint of joy, then betrayal, among Mormons on social media.
Well, hallelujah. This is quite a turnaround for Mormon culture.
One challenge for the hierarchical LDS Church is that the same centralized structure that enables its strong and unified social media presence is also a potential obstacle to the participatory give-and-take of social media.
I listen to the Mormon Matters podcast, get Primary ideas from Mormon Mommy Blogs, and learn about new books from the Association of Mormon Letters. But the LDS Church is making a stand about organizations and businesses like these that lay claim to the name "Mormon."
Mormon-dominated Salt Lake City ranks lowest among US cities in Bible reading. Um, what?