‘Mormon Land’ special edition: The life and legacy of Thomas S. Monson — from a strict gay policy to a Scouting split and younger missionaries

After 10 years as LDS Church president and more than five decades as a general authority, Thomas S. Monson is dead. For what will he be remembered? His heartfelt stories about helping widows or a tough policy on same-sex couples? Lowering the ages for full-time missionaries or a continuing pullback from the Boy Scouts he so dearly loved?

Matthew Bowman, a history professor at Henderson State University in Arkansas and author of “The Mormon People: The Making of an American Faith,” discusses Monson’s legacy in this special edition of “Mormon Land.”

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