to a TV near you. I just saw a few Mormon.org commercials showing how....wow Mormons are just normal people. I don't think anyone disputes Mormons are nice and normal people though. They do have some nutty religious beliefs however and that is the issue. I wouldn't say their religious beliefs are any nuttier than any other religious beliefs.
The opposition and hostility Mormons face is basically only from the Christian Evangelicals. It boils down to competition and jealousy for control of the gullible. Two religious cults battling one another for power. The evangelical hatred and fear of Mormonism is starting to bubble up and become public. I wonder if these Mormon commercials are an effort to win over some evangelicals to vote for Romney.
I see this every where I go.
The Protestants and Catholics have it in Ulster.
The Hutu and Tutsi have it in Rwanda.
And even in Atheism we have it. When those agnostics say we can't know for sure that God doesn't exist. :)
Manchester and Leeds United have it.
I think it's just the way we are as humans.