Warren Cole Smith stirred up a hornet’s nest.

Writing at Patheos (where I’m also a columnist), the evangelical journalist had the courage to say out loud what many evangelicals think: that a vote for Mitt Romney is a vote for Mormonism. At last count, his column had generated more than 600 comments, hundreds of blog mentions, and a formal response from the LDS Church in The Washington Post. In short, Smith’s column went viral.

And I’m glad it did.