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LDS Church asks media to stop confusing polygamists with Mormons

By , | Posted - Apr 18th, 2008 @ 3:18pm



Becky Bruce reporting

In the face of the news out of Texas, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is issuing a plea: Please don't confuse polygamists with Mormons.

An apostle of the Church issued a video statement today asking the media to make a more clear distinction. In particular, Elder Quentin L. Cook is concerned about the use of the word "Mormon" in a story about polygamy.

"Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often called Mormons, do not practice polygamy, and they have not practiced polygamy for over a century," Elder Cook said.

He says the Church has fielded calls from media this week that show there's still quite a bit of confusion out there.

To view Elder Cook's video statement, click the related link.

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