Monday, December 8, 2014

Fruits of the Mormon Faith

“Another fact that our Mormon neighbors need to be aware of is that the healthy family image the LDS portrays in the media is a public relations myth.  The reality is a sad testimony to the attempt to live a life of law-based performance.  Utah (70% LDS) ranks tenth in the nation in suicides, which is the leading cause of deaths in males between the ages of 15 and 44.  Utah leads the nation in prescriptions for anti-depressants at twice the national average.  The divorce rate among LDS church members is no lower than the national average.  Utah also ranks number one in bankruptcies in the U.S.  Moriel Ministries, a Jewish-Christian ministry, has documented a long history of lifestyle problems in the LDS church, including drug abuse, births out of wedlock, sexual abuse and sexual harassment.”

Craig Branch, “The Cult Next Door,”  Areopagus Journal, September-October 2004.

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