S.L. conference will focus on LDS sociology

Sessions will include topics from gender issues to politics
Deseret News, Oct. 31, 2002
By Carrie A. Moore, Deseret News religion editor

Examining the lifestyle, culture and practices that characterize members of cult.”

At that time, he noted, there was hardly anything written about Latter-day Saints by scholars, and what did exist “tended to have a ‘gee-whiz, ain’t they quaint’ kind of tone,” he said. Over time, “the term ‘cult’ became the handy label”