In this episode I am joined by G. Campbell McNaughton, Roy Hann and Nathan McCluskey. Together we discuss American Mormon cultural imperialism and its effects on the Scottish church (with the occasional nod to the New Zealand situation).
We originally gathered this group to talk about the effect on Brexit on the church in Europe but found our stride in discussing the way in which our own cultures and politics are ignored, invisibilized or made problematic in the wake of the superimposition of an unapologetic American brand of LDS culture that simply doesn’t fit into our countries, has little relevance to the gospel of Jesus Christ, and makes us strangers in our own lands.
We discuss the declining church in Scotland, the problems with the Utah church’s intrusion into local civic issues, and the General Authorities preference for certain kinds of local leaders who mimic Salt Lake City leadership. We end with possible fixes for a situation that is entirely fixable with a few wise adjustments.