I am astonished to hear how so many Christians are talking about the election. They are interpreting the Obama victory as a sign that America is no longer a Christian nation, struggling to understand how Christians could have been denied the victory, questioning God’s will and raising questions of theodicy, and on and on. May I remind everyone that Christians were not defeated, even in the most literal level. The candidate evangelicals became so spiritually invested in is not a Christian.
Perhaps the real spiritual significance of the election is that Mormons were denied their Constantinian moment.