I was tooling around behind the scenes at the Ask Mormon Girl site this week, and I learned something that surprised me. What are the top five Google queries that lead people to this site?
what do mormons believe about black people
mormons and blacks
mormon beliefs about black people
mormon beliefs on blacks
mormons beliefs about black people
Yes, that surprised me too.
But is it really surprising that as the polls tighten, millions of African-American voters who know very little about the LDS Church except its history of discrimination want to know what Mitt Romney really believes, where his heart is, and how he will govern. So from the security and privacy of their own computers, they’re doing what we do these days: they’re asking Google.