David Mason


David Mason is an associate professor at Rhodes College. He is the author of "Theatre and Religion on Krishna's Stage" and "My Mormonism." His biography of Brigham Young will be available later this year from Routledge. Follow him on Twitter: @fatsodoctor.

Stories by David Mason

Mormon confesses he’ll miss the ‘cult’ lifestyle

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks with the Rev. Billy Graham during a visit to Graham’s home in … Continued

Reid attacks Romney over faith

Harry Reid, senior Democrat in Congress and the most powerful Mormon politician in the country, made the charge Tuesday that … Continued

Romney sells to the wrong voters

AP Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney listens as he is introduced during a campaign stop at American … Continued

Religious subtext of the empty chair

As the Republican convention gave way to the Democratic convention, the punditry still wondered what was behind actor Clint Eastwood’s … Continued

Extremism among the Amish

AP Members of a breakaway Amish group in Ohio are on trial for beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow Amish … Continued

Americans, consider own sanctification of objects

AFP/GETTY IMAGES A young Pakistani Muslims walk past the closed house, left, of a Christian girl who has been arrested … Continued

As Ramadan came to a close, Middle Tennessee Muslims worshiped in new mosque

REUTERS People take part in Friday prayers at the newly opened Islamic Center of Murfreesboro in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The Islamic … Continued

The Sikh community stands apart, intentionally

Sanjeev Syal AP An Indian Sikh devotee offers prayers at the Golden Temple, Sikh’s holiest shrine in Amritsar, India, Monday, … Continued

Mitt Romney and Mormon culture

Ronen Zvulun AP Israel’s President Shimon Peres, right, and US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney meet at the President’s residence … Continued

Hoping Muslims in Murfreesboro will enjoy some of Ramadan in their new mosque

AP A Muslim boy looks up as members of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro pray on the first day of … Continued

Romney, Obamacare and Mormonism

Image courtesy of Businessweek First, the economy is in the toilet. The numbers get worse every day. We can’t see … Continued

Romney, Obamacare and Mormonism

AP Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leaves a fundraiser that included Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., on Monday, … Continued

A Heavenly Father for this life

“The idea that the universe invites me to pursue Heavenly Father’s perfection stirs and moves me, inspires my thinking, and … Continued

Whatever happened to the religious right?

Juana Arias JUANA ARIAS Ralph Reed and Pat Robertson speak at the Washington Hilton Hotel, 9/16/94, for the Road to … Continued