The Mormons are Coming

This weekend, in Oxford, Mississippi, I sat outside on a bench in the picture-perfect town square and talked with a couple of young religious guys.

They weren’t Baptists, which you’d expect in that part of Mississippi. They were Mormons. And Mormons — once a small, clannish group — have arrived on the American scene in a big way.

Four years ago, at a swank dinner party in Manhattan, a very prominent — and intelligent — conservative journalist and editorial writer intoned with utter confid…

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