Hamblin & Peterson: New religious movements meet widely varied needs

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  • coltakashi Richland, WA
    Nov. 18, 2013 3:21 p.m.

    I have two grandsons who were born during 2013. As they grow to my present age of 63, they are likely to see the LDS Church become the largest single denomination in the United States, and achieve a worldwide membership larger than most of the individual nations of the earth (e.g. France, Britain, Germany, even Japan). No doubt the rest of the US population will become polarized, with many people much more friendly toward their numerous Mormon neighbors, while other people become alarmed by the growth of Mormonism, even as most other Christian churches in the US continue to decline in membership. The growing Hispanic demographic in the US will not change that, as the Mormon growth in Latin America attests.