A few people have asked me why, given that Mormons constitute only 2% of US population and .21% of world population, RD has someone who blogs about Mormonism, but not about other equally small churches.
I admit I haven’t asked my editors for their exact reasoning, but my standard explanation goes something like this: “Well, we’re interesting. Love us or hate us, a lot of people want to read about us. And we’re more politically engaged than other 19th-century American religions—Jehovah’s Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventists, even Christian Scientists. They might have the Monitor, but they don’t have a Senate majority leader like Harry Reid or a former presidential nominee like Mitt Romney.”
But now I have another answer, thanks to fellow RD blogger Sarah Posner.