- Mormonism is the older, more established religion, founded in 1830. Southern Baptistism didn't exist until 1845.
- They are both about the same size - Southern Baptists, 16 million; Mormons, 13 million.
- They share the same racism market. Southern Baptistism was born to defend slavery in America. A central tenet of the Mormon faith is that black skin is a curse from God, the Mark of Cain.
- They share the same sexism market. Southern Baptists insist that wives submit to their husbands. Mormons believe a woman can only go to heaven with her husband. If he couldn't cut it she is still stuck in hellfire with him throughout eternity. (Mormans and Women)
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Mitt & Mike's Religious War
Mormons and Southern Baptists have been at war since both were founded. Neil Young in Slate has and interesting article about their conflict.