In America right now it seems that anti-Mormonism is a prejudice you can get away with. It seems relatively OK for both parties to take swipes at GOP front runner Mitt Romney’s religion.
In this week’s edition of That’s History, historian Jonathan Zimmerman discusses the roots of anti-Mormon sentiment and why, in an age when the past 10 years of viable presidential tickets have included women, Jews and African Americans, voters still seem hung up on Mormons.
Jonathan Zimmerman’s article, Why is it OK to be prejudiced against Mormons? appeared in the Christian Science Monitor.
That’s History is a biweekly radio segment co-produced by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and WHYY featuring HSP historian Jonathan Zimmerman. That’s History will take an event, issue or person in the news, and look back into history for echoes, parallels, roots and lessons.