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People Get All Kinds of Crazy Ideas

Kathryn: You never know what they teach people about religion in these schools nowadays. I had a conversation last week with a Clemson grad who said he’d taken a long course on comparative religions.

He’d said he’d studied Mormonism specifically for weeks, and he swore to me that Mormons believe Jesus Christ had three wives. This certainly surprised me — I had never heard such a thing before. And in fact, I hadn’t heard it because it’s just not true (although I’m told they believe he could have been married).

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