KINGDOM COME

SALT LAKE CITY WAS JUST FOR STARTERS--THE MORMONS' TRUE GREAT TREK HAS BEEN TO SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE AND A $30 BILLION CHURCH EMPIRE

In Salt Lake City, Utah, on a block known informally as Welfare Square, stands a 15-barreled silo filled with wheat: 19 million lbs., enough to feed a small city for six months. At the foot of the silo stands a man--a bishop with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--trying to explain why the wheat must not be moved, sold or given away.

Around the corner is something called the bishop's storehouse. It is filled with goods whose sole purpose is to be given away. On its shelves, Deseret-brand laundry soaps manufactured by the Mormon Church nestle next to Deseret-brand...

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