America is Special to God
Like Jews believe the Holy Land has a “special” geo-spiritual significance to their God, Mormons believe their God’s “grand ‘ol plan” puts America in a seperate “special” place compared to other countries.
It’s even in their scripture:
“But, said he, notwithstanding our afflictions, we have obtained a land of promise, a land which is CHOICE above all other lands; a land which the Lord God hath covenanted with me should be a land for the inheritance of my seed. Yea, the Lord hath covenanted this land unto me, and to my children forever, and also all those who should be led out of other countries by the hand of the Lord…”
(continued, a WHOLE CHAPTER about it, straight from their own crazy website: http://lds.org/scriptures/bofm/2-ne/1?lang=eng)
I’ve heard they also believe that Adam and Eve once lived in America, even though all fossil evidence points to the first humans coming out of Africa.