An overseas student of the former HuddersfieldPolytechnic College, now the University of Huddersfield,attended an Anglican Church in his home country. Hefound British Anglican worship too dreary and uninviting.However, he found a Huddersfield Elim Pentecostal
Church as lively and as fellowshipping as had been hisformer congregation in Singapore. He reportedconversations and meetings of groups at the Church inwhich the notion that Mormons were not Christians wascontinually expressed. Because of his personal knowledgeof The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints he didnot agree with his fellows, which caused him no smalldiscomfort. He had discovered a cultus which was basically hostile, and which held and disseminated falseideas about Mormonism. Members of the congregationwere encouraged to do the same without seriousindependent inquiry.
The primary proposition was developed that anti-Mormonism was a norm in that Pentecostal Church andthat this could be demonstrated by survey. Interviews wereconducted in order to establish a base line of Pentecostal beliefs practices and attitudes and a questionnaire preparedthat was intended to:a.Construct an average member profile. b.Check for proximity to, or deviation, fromPentecostal orthodoxy.c.Reveal the presence of anti-Mormon attitudes withopportunities for respondents to express their reasons for holding such attitudes.