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The Mormon Constitution

June 27, 2012 by

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New York Review of Books, Garry Wills recently wrote an article The Mormon Constitution. In this he expressed concerns about Mitt Romney having a theological problem with changing and interpreting the US Constitution because he is Mormon. Enter Mormon Fact Check: As a matter of house keeping, Mr. Wills said the following: The young man […]

Growing Up Queer and Mormon: A Dangerous Journey

June 19, 2012 by

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Julie M. Rodriguez @renegadeword wrote a piece called Growing Up Queer and Mormon: A Dangerous Journey Mormon Fact Check is not about judging people or what it is like to struggle with the culture in and around the LDS chruch. We do feel its important to have accurate information about the beliefs and doctrine of […]

A Verdict on the “Mormon Question”

June 15, 2012 by

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Some published articles seem to recirculate long past their expiration date.  So it is that an article published in The Washington Post by Charles Lane is still making its rounds on social media sites such as Facebook.  The article is factually accurate, except for one minor, likely unintentional, oversight: “They considered the church’s founder, Joseph […]

The Fear of Mormons

June 13, 2012 by

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Pierre Tristam’s (@PierreTristam) article The Fear of Mormons needed a Mormon Fact Check. The article responds to the New York times OP-ED Why We Fear Mormons. Unfortunatly Mr. Tristam doesn’t make it thru the first paragraph of commentary about the New York times OP-ED before he gets mixed up about the beginning of the LDS […]

Hasty Generalization

June 12, 2012 by

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When examining the behavior of a group of people it is important to distinguish between actions taken by a subset of the group as compared the the group as a whole or by whatever organizational structure the group as whole may have.  This should be common-sense especially when a journalist writes specifically about some actions […]

When Romney Was a Mormon President

June 11, 2012 by

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When Romney Was a Mormon President By Max Perry Mueller (@maxperrymueller) In Max Mueller’s article When Romney Was a Mormon President, the author hopes to chronicle Mitt Romney’s time serving as a Bishop, Stake President and his work at Bain Capital. In trying to accomplish this Mr. Mueller has made some assertions about the Church […]

The Dark Side of Mormonism

June 10, 2012 by

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Michael Kranish and Scott Helman write in Vanity Fair: “But a dichotomy exists within the Mormon Church, which holds that one is either in or out; there is little or no tolerance for those, like so-called cafeteria Catholics, who pick and choose what doctrines to follow. And in Mormonism, if one is in, a lot […]