Mormon campaign

Mormon campaign:

see Utah WarUtah War,
in U.S. history, conflict between Mormons and the U.S. government. In the spring of 1857, President James Buchanan appointed a non-Mormon, Alfred Cumming, as governor of the Utah Territory, replacing Brigham Young, and dispatched troops to enforce the order.
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32) The sexual imagery inherent in the Whore of Babylon rhetoric also fit nicely with the Mormon campaign to refract accusations of immorality made by their opponents back onto American society.
Here Quinn uses the Mormon campaign against ratification of the ERA as a case study from which church officials honed their political skills as again they have entered the political arena with a national campaign, the beginnings of which he describes, against same-sex marriage and gay and lesbian rights.