Courtesy of National Review
The Church of Jesus Chris of Latter-day Saints is the subject of the cover story in National Review magazine for the week of April 2, 2012.

Our Take: An even handed observation of the "Mormons, Mitt Romney and those who hate them." The full story is available online to National Review subscribers behind a paywall, but author Kevin D. Williamson offers a taste on National Review's website.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is, you may be surprised to learn, the largest religious organization in the United States after the Catholic Church, the Southern Baptist Convention, and the United Methodist Church. The Baptists and the Methodists are in decline, while the number of Catholics and Mormons is growing, with Mormons adding to their numbers at 2.5 times the Roman rate of redemption. It is likely that Joseph Smith soon will have more followers in the United States than does John Wesley; already the words Salt Lake City carry a religious resonance no longer detectable in place names such as Aldersgate or Boston or Philadelphia for that matter.

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