Although Mormons and Evangelicals in the US typically share conservative social values, Evangelicals’ theological opposition to Mormonism periodically generates friction between Mormons and the Evangelical Right. Recent examples include Mitt Romney’s 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns, Focus on the Family’s 2008 decision to pull a Glenn Beck interview from its website, and a 2004 effort to restrict Mormons’ participation in an interfaith service organized by the National day of prayer Task Force. Nevertheless, Mormons have successfully cooperated with conservative Evangelicals around a number of initiatives since the late 1970s, from the anti-ERA campaign to Proposition 8. What makes the difference?
John-Charles Duffy, Bridget Jack Jeffries