Video: Church’s stance on “Mormon”

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8 thoughts on “Video: Church’s stance on “Mormon”

  1. “We don’t like to be called ‘Mormons,’ so the media must refer to us as ‘The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints!!”

    “We don’t like you referring to anybody as ‘Mormons,’ unless it’s us, so the media must stop calling anyone ‘Mormon’ who isn’t The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints!!”


  2. To say nothing of the fact that the church didn’t discontinue polygamy in 1890.

    Although he does have a point regarding the French news agency running the FLDS story with a shot of the SLC temple.

  3. Well, note that he says “officially” discontinued in 1890. It’s a bit of subtle wordplay—technically not false, but certainly misleading.

  4. Maybe because the “official” end was a political game by leaders who fully expected the Second Coming to occur within a year or two, setting things right? Maybe because Woodruff had his counsellors handle all post 1890 requests for plural sealings, so he could have plausible deniability?

    The 1904 manifesto was the direct result of the Smoot hearings, after all.

  5. Let’s not kid ourselves. The church STILL believes in the practise of polygamy. It’s not uncommon for men to be sealed to another wife if they live longer than their first spouse. As far as I know, from the church’s point of view, the man is considered to be married to both of them.

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