With Mitt Romney and Jon M. Huntsman Jr. in the news in relation to potential 2012 presidential campaigns, the Washington Post’s On Faith blog contributors considered this week whether the heightened attention to the Church is “Mormonism’s moment.”
Panelist Michael Otterson, the Church’s managing director of public affairs, said Americans do not look at prominent politicians to understand the Church, but to their Mormon neighbors with whom they interact every day.
Like any major faith, the Church will always have its critics, and it's probable that the larger we get the more of those critics there will be. Ultimately, it is the Church's own people — all of them, not just the more prominent — who will play a crucial role in increasing understanding among the public as a whole.
Read Otterson’s full blog post at On Faith.