Fundamentalist Mormons

Fundamentalist Mormons

Commentary

Misstatement:

Article makes reference to a "fundamentalist Mormon" when talking about polygamy.

Fact:

There is no such thing as a "fundamentalist" Mormon. Mormon is a common name for a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Church discontinued polygamy more than a century ago. No members of the Church today can enter into polygamy without being excommunicated. Polygamist groups in Utah, other parts of the American West and elsewhere have nothing whatsoever to do with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

 

Other related corrections and clarifications:

“Mormon fundamentalists” and Polygamy, Various media outlets, 6 February 2004

Tom Green, Polygamist coverage, BBC, Australian newspapers, 5 September 2002

Mormon Tom Green, Court TV, 3 June 2002

30,000 Mormon Polygamists, USA Today, 12 February 2002

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