Mormon Media Observer: The 'Mainstream' scapegoats minorities

One of the stock narratives of the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been that the Latter-day Saints went through a period of persecution before working towards and entering the mainstream of the United States.

It’s a story that’s long troubled me.

While it is true that Latter-day Saints wish to be appreciated for the best of who we are — to be seen as a light unto the nations and to be respected in a diverse world — it’s problematic to say Latter-day Saints, or Mormons, wish to be part of some cultural mainstream.

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