In 2007, we spent a lot of time talking to conservative evangelicals about whether or not they should politically align themselves with Mormons. What those evangelicals should’ve been doing, however, is thanking members of the LDS church for being co-belligerents in the culture wars… sadly, in battles when far too many evangelicals took the path of least resistance.
Anyway, an article was sent by a reader and friend, which in part said:
Using data compiled from its 2009 surveys, the Gallup Poll has confirmed what some have long seen as an honor and others as a criticism — members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints comprise the most conservative of the major religious groups in the United States.
Of the Mormon adults surveyed last year, 59 percent identified themselves as conservative, 31 percent as moderate and only 8 percent as liberal. That’s nearly a third more conservatives than the second-highest percentage — the 46 percent of self-identified Protestants and non-Catholic Christians who see themselves as conservatives.
Maybe 2012 will be the year that conservative evangelicals unite with their LDS friends to protect the values we all deeply believe in. Heck, maybe we can even start appreciating all the darts that members of the LDS church have absorbed for all of us.