The Oakland Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is seen in Oakland, Calif., on July 03, 2021. (Washington Post photo by Katherine Frey)
In August, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the religion colloquially known as Mormonism, issued a statement to its 19 million adherents around the globe: We want to do all we can to limit the spread of these viruses, wrote Russell Nelson, the churchs president, along with the two most senior apostles. (W)e urge the use of face masks in public meetings whenever social distancing is not possible. To provide personal protection from such severe infections, we urge individuals to be vaccinated.
To Lisa Mosman, a 59-year-old Latter-day Saint who drives a Subaru covered in anti-Trump bumper stickers around her neighborhood in Orem, Utah, the statement was a welcome surprise. Its actually kind of brave, because its going to p--- off a bunch of people that they normally dont p--- off, she told me.
In the weeks since, the statement has caused Latter-day Saints on the far right, long accustomed to having their beliefs reflected by church leaders, to face the kind of cognitive dissonance that liberal members have had to contend with for decades. Theyre having to ask themselves who they trust more the prophet or Tucker Carlson, Mosman told me, then sighed. This is new territory for them.
Her brother Matt Marostica, a Latter-day Saint high priest living in Berkeley, Calif., also welcomed the statement. Throughout his decades as a religious leader, his congregation has served as a home for people who dont always feel welcome in most Latter-day institutions. (The church requested in 2018 that the terms Mormon and Mormonism no longer be used to refer to the church or its members, though many adherents continue to do so.) Marostica, a soft-spoken political scientist who works as an associate university librarian at Stanford University, honed his liberal worldview as a church missionary in Argentina during that countrys dirty war. He told me that the Berkeley Latter-day Saint congregation, called a ward, welcomes everyone openly gay members, atheists, followers of other faiths, undocumented immigrants and even people with very conservative politics with acceptance and love. In Berkeley, the lunatics are running the asylum, he told me, smiling broadly. Thats a perfect way to describe our congregation.
His ward has long served as a liberal counterweight to many conservative pronouncements made by church leaders, which in recent years have predominantly concerned homosexuality. In 2008, Berkeley, along with other liberal communities in the San Francisco Bay area, was a site of severe pushback to the churchs push to pass Proposition 8, a ballot initiative that sought to limit marriage to a man and a woman. In 2015, when church policy was changed to prevent children of same-sex couples from being baptized, Marosticas community was outraged once again. (That policy was reversed four years later.) And more recently, there was a profound sense of betrayal when apostle Jeffrey Holland long considered one of the more liberal leaders of the church urged the faculty of Brigham Young University, the flagship campus of the university run by the church, to take up metaphorical musket fire against peers who show public support for gay Latter-day Saints.
In other words, liberal Latter-day Saints are accustomed to finding themselves outmatched in the church as a whole. Yet Marostica holds out hope that his communitys open-tent interpretation of what it means to be a Latter-day Saint might become more common a trend that could force the institution, thinking of its future, to play catch-up with its own members. The Mormon Churchs stance on this is damaging, Marostica said of the position on homosexuality, as we sat in the cavernous, redwood-lined chapel in Berkeley. But it will change. Its already changing.
Berkeley, of course, is an outlier one of the most left-wing communities in America and its therefore no surprise that it would play host to a progressive Latter-day Saint congregation. But when it comes to the direction of the church, its not as much of an outlier as you might think. Long identified with conservative theology and Republican politics, the church now finds itself at something of an inflection point. More so than in other conservative religious institutions, liberals or at least those disaffected from conservatism are making their presence known inside and on the perimeters of the church, provoking something of a Latter-day Saint identity crisis.
According to Jana Riess, author of the 2019 book The Next Mormons: How Millennials Are Changing the LDS Church, fewer Latter-day Saints are following behavioral mandates like the prohibition against alcohol and coffee. Polling conducted by Riess and others has shown that the percentage of Latter-day Saints born after 1997 who do not identify as heterosexual may be 20% or higher. In perhaps the most dramatic break with the past, the partisan identification gap among millennial church members is narrow 41% Democratic, 46% Republican and a plurality of members under 40 voted for Joe Biden.
The church as an institution is by no means on the brink of reinventing itself as a progressive force. But it is struggling with how much and whether to accommodate liberals, and the result has been substantial internal division. I can see multiple futures for Mormonism, says Patrick Mason, chair of Mormon history and culture at Utah State University and the author of the 2016 book Out of Obscurity: Mormonism Since 1945. I honestly dont know which way its going to go. The one thing I know is that I think the church leadership is going to try and hold the whole thing together thats always been the impulse, to prevent schism. That is going to be increasingly difficult, but theyre going to try.
Artwork is displayed for sale at Deseret Books in Rexburg, Idaho, on June 28, 2021. (Washington Post photo by Katherine Frey)
Since its inception in 1830, the church has struggled with its image and relationship to the outside world. Proudly a peculiar people who are in the world but not of the world, Latter-day Saints have a theology distinctively focused on the history and symbols of the United States, whose Constitution it considers sacred; however, its relationship with the country at large has been marked from the beginning by conflict. Many historians argue that the modern church was established in 1890, when, under threat from the U.S. government, then-prophet Wilford Woodruff announced that he had received a revelation from God that polygamy could no longer be practiced by his followers. And it wasnt until 1978 that a prophetic revelation officially declared Black men equal to White men a move that had been previously considered doctrinally impossible.
Today, the church (which declined my request for an interview) has transformed itself from an iconoclastic band of scrappy outsiders to a highly organized, immensely wealthy and powerful institution, with 31,000 wards, 3,500 stakes (organizing chapters similar to Catholic dioceses) and 168 temples around the world. Its assets are worth more than $100 billion. In the United States, it has 6.5 million adherents, constituting 2% of the countrys population, and it is vastly overrepresented in the halls of influence: Latter-day Saints help lead corporations including American Express, Citigroup, Black & Decker, Dell, Deloitte, JetBlue and Marriott. And it wasnt long ago that the countrys most famous member of the church, Mitt Romney, was the Republican nominee for president.
Its an institution, in short, that has excelled at survival and, often, reinvention. Part of the reason may be a uniquely Latter-day Saint theological mechanism called personal revelation, by which individual members can receive direct divine instruction without having to go through the institution or its authority figures. Its a tool that, over the years, has enabled members to adapt the faith to their own circumstances as needed but it may now be driving the generational-political-cultural conflict within the church.
The Latter-day Saints display in microcosm what we see in the larger culture, Kathleen Flake, the Richard Lyman Bushman Professor of Mormon Studies at the University of Virginia, told me. There is political radicalization and a lack of confidence in the traditional sources of authority and, consequently, an anxiety about where people can look for truth, about either secular or religious things. The phenomenon is so pronounced, and so pervasive, she says, that the current moment in America might be described as the post-truth era. People have lost confidence in not only the traditional authority in society, but theyve lost confidence in the fact that one can actually know what is real or true.
One can see these tensions on display in even the most conservative places in the Mormon world. Rexburg, Idaho, is among the most reliably Republican towns in America. Its population is over 95% Latter-day Saint, and it is home to the Idaho campus of Brigham Young University. BYU-I semi-satirically known as BYU I Do because of the pressure undergraduates feel to get engaged is widely considered more conservative, both politically and theologically, than the schools flagship campus in Provo, Utah. (One alumnus told me: People act like We may not be smart enough to get into Provo, so well compensate by being more godly.)
In terms of its handling of social issues, the Idaho campus is often described as 20 to 30 years behind Utah. And yet even here, there are members who are asking big, tough questions about identity, belonging and faith both of their church and of themselves.
Once a week, a group of young Latter-day Saint men meet in an undisclosed location in Rexburg to process their attraction to other men. The group is affiliated with BYU-I and is church-affirming, meaning that its leaders cannot endorse that anyone leave the faith. The night I attended, there were 11 men sitting in a circle. Only two were White; the rest were Black, Asian or Latino. Some were public about their sexuality; others had barely begun to come out. All have a relationship with their religion that might best be described as complicated. As one member told me: Every good thing in my familys lives comes from the church. But the same thing that brings them a lot of good brings me a lot of turmoil.
The evenings topic was what the men used to hate about themselves and how they are working on not hating themselves anymore. As each man spoke, the others listened carefully, nodding often. My eyes were drawn to a slender young Latino man with a bold, asymmetrical swoosh of thick black bangs. When other men would mention difficult matters Being gay isnt exactly accepted in my country or I havent come out to my dad yet hed nod empathetically.
When it was his turn, he became visibly nervous. In a soft voice, he said his name, and then his hometown, and that he was in the beginning of his studies at BYU-I. He inhaled deeply. And " he began. I ... I like men. Like, Im interested in men, mostly. His face flushed. Im ... Im a homosexual. Later, he told me that, because he could not change his sexuality, he planned to stay celibate for life.
After the meeting, I was surprised that nearly all the men approached me, wanting to share their stories. The next day, I visited Jason Holcomb, a member of the group, at his airy, modern apartment in one of Rexburgs sprawling complexes. He is 24, with sparkling blue eyes, and he had decorated his space with LGBT symbols: a Pride-themed Lego set, a rainbow hat placed just-so on the living room couch. When I sat down in the living room, I noticed two artfully framed plaques, on which were inscribed the Family Proclamation, the churchs 1995 statement emphasizing that only heterosexual marriage could qualify a believer for the celestial kingdom, the highest tier of heaven and that disintegration of this traditional structure would result in calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets.
Jason saw me looking at it. I know, he said, shaking his head. He laughed cynically. But its the only thing I still have from my marriage. I asked him if he believed in its message. He thought for a long moment, then shook his head. No, he said. He let loose a single, hard laugh. Then he paused. No, I dont.
Jason told me about growing up in a large, devout family in Arizona: his persistent religious doubt and his understanding, even as a child, that there was something different unacceptable about him. Still, he served his mission, returned to BYU-I and soon married a fellow student. But the marriage was a disaster, he said, and his wife eventually found out he was gay. In June, he decided that, upon graduating, he would move to the outskirts of Salt Lake City and live as an openly gay man. As to what role, if any, the church would have in his life, Jason did not yet have an answer. Like many other members of the support group, he planned to continue to look only to God and not church leaders for guidance.
That perspective is shared by Jackson Taylor, a 19-year-old from nearby Idaho Falls who was not a member of the support group but had met many of its members through social activities for young gay Latter-day Saints. Despite growing up in a devout, politically conservative family, Taylor, an effervescent, baby-faced young man with a spiky blond haircut, told me he has always known he doesnt fit into what he describes as the LDS mold and he doesnt believe the church has the authority to tell him whether his identity will determine his ability to join his family in the celestial kingdom.
I dont believe in a God who will do that, he told me emphatically, explaining that he has had spiritual experiences confirming this belief. That may go against the churchs teachings, but I dont believe that a group of men can tell me that I wont have an eternal family.
Taylor told me that though he diverges from Latter-day Saint theology in major ways, he retains a social connection with the church. However, like many gay Latter-day Saints who eventually depart to one degree or another, he left behind family members who are committed to staying but who are also committed to using their power as rule-abiding congregants to attempt to change the institution from within. (As one support group member put it, Theres a saying that there are only two types of Mormons: Mormons who are against gay rights, and Mormons who have never met a gay person.) Because the institution is highly motivated to retain (and increase) its membership, Latter-day Saints who have competing loyalties to gay people in their lives, and to the institution that they see as acting in opposition to those people are not without leverage in their dealings with the church.
Taylors mother, Amy Manwaring Taylor, is one such person. Before her brother came out as gay and then, years later, learning she had a gay son she lived in a world where I wasnt aware of what other people are going through, she told me. In the context of the church, she says, I just fit right in. These are my people. Today, however, she finds herself on the outside of the church, of the restrictive political conservatism that defined the politics of her local ward, of the culture of her community. And now, she says, being outside of it partly because of our son, and partly because now Im able to see what its like from the outside Im grateful for it, because now I can see what changes need to be made.
In recent years, Manwaring Taylor and her husband have devoted much of their nonprofessional lives to advocating for gay people and their loved ones within the church. They recently designed and built a house in Idaho Falls to accommodate hundreds of people mostly Latter-day Saint parents with gay children who meet there regularly to learn about ways to support gay members and advocate for change. In the meeting room, they display typical iconography, like portraits of Joseph Smith and ornately bound copies of the Book of Mormon, as well as a large painting done by Manwaring Taylors husband that features 10 trees nine all white and one bedecked in rainbows in front of an Idahoan mountainous backdrop. One in 10 people are gay, Manwaring Taylor says. And we want to celebrate that. Life is more beautiful when its more colorful.
Around 1,000 people attend Rexburg's first Pride Festival in Rexburg, Idaho, on June 26, 2021. (Washington Post photo by Katherine Frey)
When Nancy Saxton, who is descended from the churchs pioneer founders, was growing up in a rural, conservative town in Northern California in the 1960s, the church had not yet become the powerful global institution or, in the United States, the avatar for the Republican Party that it is today. Saxton, a tall, boisterous woman with a loud laugh, now lives in Salt Lake City. Sitting on a wooden rocking chair overlooking her colorfully chaotic garden just a few blocks from global church headquarters, she told me that as a child, and then into her adolescence and young adulthood, she was devout, and she used her considerable charisma to spread the Gospel: On her mission, she said, her conversion numbers were consistently the highest, and she held multiple leadership positions.
After a few years living in Salt Lake City, Saxtons faith, and politics, began to liberalize. In the 1970s, she married a Presbyterian minister and went to her local ward with women active in feminist movements both within and outside the church: They were fighting not only for a more inclusive Latter-day Saint institution and theology, one that would celebrate a Heavenly Mother in addition to a Heavenly Father, but also to pass the Equal Rights Amendment. This put them at odds with church leaders, who were encouraging members to mobilize to defeat the amendment, crystallizing the churchs position as a deeply conservative institution tightly aligned with the Republican Party.
Such institutional opposition, however, did not deter Saxton or her fellow feminist Latter-day Saints. In Salt Lake City, she and her friends formed a discussion group that met in a church parking lot to talk about what she calls the rest of the story of Latter-day Saint history and doctrine: issues about the religion that didnt really make sense. They talked about racism in the church how scripture, and church leaders, had once taught that dark skin was a result of the mark of Cain, evidence of inherent sinfulness.
In the 1990s, however, church leaders cracked down on agitators, excommunicating many members of Saxtons group and other activists across the country, including scholars known as the September Six. These actions not only caused animosity and humiliation, but also had dire consequences in the eyes of believers: Those purged from church rolls are considered ineligible to enter the celestial kingdom and thus cannot be sealed to their families for eternity.
Despite some quiet and incremental changes to womens roles over the past two decades, some of the activists, like Saxton, simply gave up; she removed herself from church rolls in 2015. She now says she no longer believes in Latter-day Saint theology and proudly identifies as an atheist and a Democrat. But many others, and their daughters, have remained in the church, choosing to fight for their worldview from within.
In the past six years, many Latter-day Saint women took up another cause: fighting Donald Trump and what they see as the worrying direction of the Republican Party. In 2017, immediately after Trumps inauguration, a group of Latter-day Saint women formed a national organization called Mormon Women for Ethical Government, which now counts over 7,000 members and champions causes including immigration, anti-racism, sustainability and the environment, and voting rights.
Many in the group say that these ideas are aligned with values long championed by the church, which, for example, has always been outspoken in its support of immigration. Additionally, compared with other global faith institutions particularly the Catholic Church the LDS Church is somewhat more moderate on certain controversial issues; while it prohibits elective abortions, for instance, it allows more qualifiers than some other religions.
While Mormon Women for Ethical Government is officially nonpartisan, its founding was clearly a reaction to Trumps election, and many in the group are wrestling with their political identities. We formed as an all-female organization to give space for women to speak and not get drowned out by mens voices, as is often the case, especially in our culture, senior director Rachel Fisher Scholes, who lives in Tucson, told me. Until recently, Scholes, an energetic mother of seven who asked to be identified as a faithful member of the church, had been a staunch conservative her entire life. I used to listen to Gordon Liddy, she says. When he went off the air, I was like, OK, Ill listen to Rush (Limbaugh), like everybody. And I could not listen for more than two days.
About 10 years ago, Scholes began to question not only the direction of the Republican Party, but also whether some of the partys long-standing values matched her personal ones. In Tucson, she had become familiar with the challenges faced by undocumented migrants and felt that several new pieces of immigration legislation, all introduced and backed by Republicans, were unjust, even cruel. And she realized, in time, that other issues she cared deeply about, such as environmentalism and universal health care, were not represented by the men for whom shed voted without question all her life.
Eventually, she recalls, I couldnt call myself a Republican anymore. And I put more thought into voting than I ever have in my life. I actually took every single candidate, every single issue, and I studied and I looked at everything they had done and voted and said. And I made a list of the ideals that were important to me. I asked: What really is important to me? What do I believe? I really had to examine all of those things.
Scholess point of view is shared by many Latter-day Saint women whose accumulating life experiences, coupled with their visceral aversion to Trump, have caused them to realize that, despite their religions decades-long alliance with the Republican Party (and, in some cases, the unchanged political allegiances of their husbands), a number of social values theyve long ascribed to their faith just might place them squarely in tune with, well, Democrats. And so in 2020 many of these women found themselves voting for the Democratic nominee for the first time in their lives. In fact, this phenomenon was so pronounced in Scholess state that some political scientists, like BYUs Jacob Rugh, say that in addition to young Latter-day Saints, LDS women who voted for Democrats for the first time played a role in flipping Arizona from red to blue and changing the course of politics both there and in the country at large.
Dakota Short, left, and Kody Valentine wear gay pride flags as capes while swinging at Rexburg's first Pride Festival in Rexburg, Idaho, on June, 26, 2021. (Washington Post photo by Katherine Frey)
There are Latter-day Saint communities in which a progressive theology and way of life, and a strong allegiance to the Democratic Party, is nothing new. These tend to be in areas known for their liberal politics places like New York and Cambridge, Mass. Most, but not all, of these places are outside the Wests Mormon Corridor (exceptions include areas of Salt Lake City and Provo, which is home to theologically and politically liberal BYU professors). None of these places, however, is quite the same as Berkeley. And the kind of fiercely independent, nonconformist ideology the town is known for is embodied by the Latter-day Saints who have chosen to make their homes there.
When I attended Sunday services in Berkeley, I saw attire youd be hard-pressed to find in Latter-day Saint services in the rest of the country, from flip-flops to tank tops. Multiple men in attendance wore beards, which are prohibited for missionaries and on BYU campuses, and are controversial in many other Latter-day Saint circles. And in another conspicuous flouting of norms, the newly elected leader of the elders quorum, the wards organization of priesthood holders, wore shoulder-length hair.
Matt Marostica, who was the wards bishop from 2008 to 2015, sees his politics as inextricable from his faith. Mormons are like, We really, really value the Constitution. Like, God had a hand in creating the Constitution! Well, if you really believe that, then you cannot support the Republican Party, because the Republican Party is actively subverting the Constitution. So, you know, like, in terms of the question of how can you be a Latter-day Saint and support the Republican Party? You cannot.
When Marostica assumed his role as bishop in the Berkeley ward, those convictions as well as his duty to carry out the orders of his church superiors were put to the test. It was a month after church leaders in Salt Lake City had instructed all California clergy to read a statement urging members to campaign to pass Proposition 8 that is, to do all you can to support the proposed constitutional amendment.
At the time, Marostica used that language to his advantage. I got guidance from the stake president to say: Heres what the letter says: Do all that you can do, " he told me. He interpreted that liberally with his congregants. He told them, If all that you can do is to not do anything, thats fantastic youre doing all that you can do. If doing all that you can do means that you dont demonize the church leadership, that is all that you can do.
Dean Criddle, who was serving as the president in the Oakland Stake, of which Berkeley is a part, tried to influence church authorities toward more inclusive policies, hosting a panel of Latter-day Saints who felt personally wounded by the Prop 8 statement and bringing apostles to meet in private with church members who might touch their hearts, or even change their minds. Criddle told me that these actions reflect his view that change best comes from using levers within the institution never by publicly criticizing church leaders. Often, that doesnt seem to work the 2015 policy change regarding the children of gay parents, for instance, was the opposite of what Criddle had hoped for after he hosted an apostle at his home but other times it may have. Criddle believes that some of the churchs recent softening around gay issues came as a result of meetings he set up between members and visiting apostles.
However, what the church has not done and, according to Criddle and other church leaders, will likely never do is concede that it was ever wrong in the first place. I asked Criddle if he agreed with that approach. He laughed. Then he paused. You know, he said, my life experience has been that apologies can be very healing when theyre heartfelt.
People like Jason Holcomb, the 24-year-old recent graduate of BYU-Idaho, arent waiting for an apology. After Elder Hollands recent speech about musket fire, Holcomb told me that he had decided to identify as an inactive member. An organization is not needed for me to have a proper relationship with God, he told me.
Holcomb may have run out of patience and the church may not, as Criddle says, be inclined to offer apologies. But it is also true that perhaps the one constant in the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been a certain degree of turmoil sometimes followed by profound change. The institution rocks and rolls, Kathleen Flake, the historian, told me. Everyone wants to call it the American religion, and America is always upset with it. Its always in tension internally and externally. Is there something different about today? As a historian, I can only say that time will tell.
Patrick Mason, the Utah State professor, offers a bolder forecast one that may give heart to liberal Latter-day Saints who are desperate for change within the church, as well as those who are quietly debating whether, or to what extent, they can justify staying. People have already started to do the work to sketch out a theological rationale that would allow for the kind of revelation that allows for womens ordination, for same-sex marriage, all kinds of things, he says. And, he adds, with the passage of time what was once possible then becomes probable.
Emily Kaplan is a writer in New York.
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- How a grocery store visit highlights voters' fears that Kevin Vuong could be a lame duck MP - CBC.ca - November 13th, 2021
- Liberal media fawns over SNL skit about Goober the Clown who had an abortion when she was 23 - Fox News - November 13th, 2021
- Liberals leaving nuclear's future 'to the market' while other countries bet big - National Post - November 13th, 2021
- Thats ideology: City of Sydney Liberal team take on Moore over bike paths - Sydney Morning Herald - November 13th, 2021
- Rex Murphy: Stephen Harper is right how Liberals are treating the West is inexcusable - National Post - November 13th, 2021
- Talkin' Truthful Trash With Liberals And Conservatives - The Chattanoogan - November 5th, 2021
- The Limits of Liberal Science - The Bulwark - November 5th, 2021
- On abortion, Germany is not as liberal as you may think - Euronews - November 5th, 2021
- Churchill: New York isn't as liberal as everyone thinks - Times Union - November 5th, 2021
- Opinion: Is carbon pricing Liberal policy? For the most part, it's anything but - The Globe and Mail - November 5th, 2021
- Liberal, Green leaders withdraw from COVID commitee as striking health-care workers forced back - Globalnews.ca - November 5th, 2021