“Mocking Mormonism,” late-Catholic theologian Stephen Webb observed, “is one of the last frontiers of verbal lawlessness to be untouched by the vigilante powers of political correctness.” The Mormon missionary is the preeminent recipient of popular derision – The Book of Mormon, a popular musical written by the creators of “South Park,” mocks the archetypal LDS missionary with his black slacks and white button-down shirt.
Much evangelical and Catholic apologetic material ridicules the more eccentric LDS beliefs – God’s corporeality, eternal marriage, and its polytheist undertones, among other things. As a young evangelical, I was taught that Mormonism was a cult. Yet

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