Summarized by Janus Wilkinson
LDS Church One of 'Non-Traditional' Religions Growing in Alabama
BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA -- This is a slightly negative and rather lengthy
article about the increase of "non-traditional" religions in Alabama.
Mentioned was the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and
the recent dedication of the Alabama temple. The article made mention
of the dozens of evangelical Christians who handed out tracts in
front of the Mormon temple during an open house week, questioning the
theology and rituals of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
The article also discussed the new Hindu temple and its growth in
Alabama. As the article states, change has not come quickly nor
easily to the predominantly Baptist residents. "We've been slow to
change in the South but we are changing whether we want to or not,"
said retired University of Montevallo history professor David T.
Morgan, author of Spiritual Spokesmen of the Ages: The Men Who
Inspired the World's Major Religions.
Loosening the Bible Belt: New mix of religions hits the South
Birmingham AL News 8Oct00 D1
By Greg Garrison: News staff writer