SOURCE: LDS Church

September 07, 2007 13:48 ET

The Use of the Word "Mormon" in Stories About Polygamy

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - September 7, 2007) - With the imminent trial of polygamist Warren Jeffs in Utah, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is sending out a statement of clarification today, emphasizing that Jeffs and his polygamous group have no association whatever with the worldwide church often referred to as the "Mormon" faith. Jeffs is not and never has been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Church says that confusion frequently arises, especially among headline writers, when polygamous groups are in the news. Full text: See "Commentary" at www.newsroom.lds.org.

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