Mormonisms biggest critics (outside of and including ex-mormons), publishers of the greatest anti-mormon material seem to be Evangelical Christians. These Christians are the ones who generally seem to be a big competitor for conversions so it is no surprise that they have a vested interest in portraying us as negative.
Since possibly the 1950s we have found ourselves increasingly siding with Evangelicals on issues of the day. So there has been a move, especially if you are a politician, to try and continue that relationship as much as possible. But I question that we have enough in common or even really need to work with the larger Evangelical community. Especially when it comes to be being seen as acceptable in their eyes.
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