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Warren Jeffs and his group are not Mormons

While most media outlets are getting it right, there are still those who are referring to Warren Jeffs’ group as Mormons. Warren Jeffs has never been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Calling him a “Mormon” is confusing.

The Associated Press Stylebook  has recognized this difficulty and specified that the term Mormon is a nickname that should be applied exclusively to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and that it is not accurately applied to any other person or organization (see entries on “Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The” and “Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints”).

For more information on this issue, see the article at this link from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Most Journalists getting it right.

For information on the distinctions between Mormons and the polygamous groups see these links:

For a long in-depth discussion of polygamy, you can see the FAIR Wiki article on polygamy.

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Mormon Defense League is now “Mormon Voices” and our new URL is www.mormonvoices.org. You have automatically been forwarded to our new website. Our mission is the same, but our emphasis will be to help members become involved in critical conversations online.