If You Discover That Mormons Are Normal, Don't Be Surprised

[ii] Wilford Woodruff, Wilford Woodruff: History of His Life and Labors as Recorded in His Daily Journals, ed. Matthias F. Crowley, (Salt Lake City, Utah: The Deseret News Press, 1909), 574.

[iii] See Ram Cnaan et al, "Called to Serve: The Prosocial Behavior of Active Latter-day Saints," The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice (2012).

[iv] See "Mormons in America," The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life (2012), 12. See also "A Portrait of Mormons in the U.S.," The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life (2009).

[v]  See Gary C. Lawrence, How Americans View Mormonism (2008), 34. Also, the Pew Forum's "Mormons in America" shows that the majority of Latter-day Saints put parenting (81%) and a successful marriage (73%) among their top goals in life.

[vi] "Conan Mocks Orrin Hatch-and the Mormons," Deseret News, Dec. 16, 2009, C8.

[vii] Stephen H. Webb, "Mormonism Obsessed with Christ," First Things (Feb. 2012).

[viii] Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith (2007), 49.

5/28/2012 4:00:00 AM