How to Send a Mixed Message with Your LDS Outreach

Given the very large majorities in Utah, it’s not terribly surprising that state political parties would invest a lot of time and energy into doing outreach to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). What is surprising is how badly they can sometimes do it. Remember when James Evans, chair of the Utah Republican Party, decided to hold a press conference on Sunday afternoon, smack dab in the middle of church services for many LDS faithful? Well, that boner seems pretty mild compared to what the Salt…

LDS Dems and Others Launch Progressive Mormon Blog

Today, the LDS Democrats announced that, in conjunction with Mormons for Obama, LDS Dems of America, Mormon Democrats, and Mormon Liberals, they are launching a new progressive, politically-oriented blog, MormonPress, which will  aggregate their content and invite guest submissions. According to Aaron White of Mormon Democrats, the purpose of MormonPress is to dispel the common perception that a good Mormon has to be a conservative Republican:  “There is a common myth in Mormon culture that posits you can’t be politically progressive and a faithful Latter-day Saint. . . . MormonPress will…