October 1, 2015

Patrick Mason on Today Show re: Polygamy

October 1, 2015
Today Show

With the buzz surrounding the opening of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint’s
new history museum in Salt lake City, the Today Show ran a segment on it in early October. The short video focused on one small exhibit in particular that discussed the early Mormon practice of polygamy. Among the interviewees was Patrick Mason Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies and Associate Professor of Religion at Claremont Graduate University. In discussing popular TV shows such as Big Love and Sister Wives, Mason commented, “And even they often times show some kind of disclaimer saying that this is not the practice of the mainstream LDS church, there still is a kind of popular image associating Mormons with polygamy.”

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