Michael R. Otterson, managing director of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Public Affairs Department, has written another Washington Post “On Faith” post this week regarding the media generated term, “Mormon Moment.”
He points that out there have been several “Mormon Moments” over the past decade (for example, the 2002 Winter Olympics and the 2007-08 presidential primaries), so many so, that the term “moment” does not do the Church justice. This is a problem, Otterson says, because the Church has a long and poignant history in the United States.
Treating this rising interest in the Mormon faith as a fleeting fad tends to shoehorn the subject into a confined timeframe and invite simplistic definitions and questionable conclusions. In their rush to render judgment in such a context, political journalists on TV talk shows generate shallow discussions about what is and what isn’t relevant about a candidate’s Mormon faith.
The subject of the so-called Mormon Moment has been well-discussed on Meridian as well. Read what our writers have to say on this media generated experience-