For those looking for bona fide anti-Mormonism at work on the ground in Iowa, check out this post from the Iowa blog, Caucus Cooler. It discusses, and links to, an email from Marion City councilman Craig Adamson that is about as unvarnished as anyone could want. It seems the email was sent to “dozens” of conservatives in the state. How much of this there is out there circulating is anybody’s guess. Mine is that, if it’s doing so electronically, it’s going to get out. Of course, there can be misdirection at work. Back in 1928, there were charges that Al Smith was taking advantage of anti-Catholic propaganda in order to portray himself as the victim of prejudice. Of course, he was the victim of prejudice, and any advantage he took of it wasn’t enough.
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Mark Silk is Professor of Religion in Public Life at Trinity College and director of the college's Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life. He is a Contributing Editor of the Religion News Service