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Sioux Falls Atheists endorse The Mormons for an objective
description of the history of the Mormon Church.

The Mormons
An American Experience

American Experience: The Mormons (2007) - 240 minutes
American Experience: The Mormons at Amazon.com

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of America's fastest growing religions and, relative to its size, one of the richest. Church membership, now at twelve million and growing, sweeps the globe. But from the moment of its founding in 1830, the church has been controversial. Within a month it had forty converts, and almost as many enemies. In the early years Mormons were hated, ridiculed, persecuted and feared. Yet in the past several decades the Mormon Church has transformed itself from a fringe sect into a thriving religion that embraces mainstream American values, its members include prominent and powerful politicians, university presidents, and corporate leaders. Mormons have always had a peculiar hold on the American imagination, but few know who the Mormons actually are, or who they claim to be, and their story is one of the great neglected American narratives.

In this revealing, provocative American Experience/Frontline co-production, producer Helen Whitney (Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero) digs deep into the Mormon past to understand the church today. With unprecedented access to church archives and with the cooperation of church leadership, Whitney paints a more complex portrait of Mormonism than ever before, a portrait that neither vilifies the church nor extols it, and in doing so she reveals that the Mormon story is an American story and that Mormonism is perhaps the most American of religions.

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The Mormons
An American Experience

Sioux Falls Atheists endorse The Mormons for an objective
description of the history of the Mormon Church.