Do Mormons Have Horns?

Well, that’s debatable. Join me on www.ReligionInUtah.com to find out.

Whenever I meet people from outside of Utah who find out I live in the state, they always ask, as if it’s an original question, “So are you Mormon?” There’s often a hint of disdain in their voices, as if the real question they want to ask is, “Is it true Mormons have horns?”

I always sort of cringe at the question because I’m not sure how to answer it. I was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but I’m not, nor have I ever been, an active Mormon. As I explain in my most recent blog post, “My (Funny?) Interview with Sheri Dew, CEO of Deseret Book,” on my website Religion in Utah, “I can probably count the number of times I have been to church on my fingers and toes (I might not even need the toes).”

I’ve just launched Religion in Utah in earnest this month, though the site has been up for about a year. Come join me over there to explore religious beliefs in the state. Sure, it’s a lot of Mormon stuff, as you might imagine, but the topic’s much more interesting than the stereotyped idea of Mormonism many people might be familiar with.