As most of the world knows, ED (Evil Dictator) Warren Jeffs, AKA Weenie Rat Face, has been captured. Ironically, he was caught near Las Vegas, Nevada. Maybe our friend Curtis, who mentioned I should be grateful my parents were at BYU Education Week and not “loosing” everything in Vegas, could have explained a thing or two to WRF. What happens in Vegas apparently does NOT stay in Vegas.
That said, we here at Trapped are ELATED at this capture.
Here’s the Des News take on the capture.
Ironically, unlike most of the other media outlets, the News (owned by the Mormon Church) did not find it necessary to staple the “these people are not affiliated with the Mormon Church” tag on their story.
The same cannot be said for the LDS Church, which put THIS up on their web page.
Stories by AP and CNN both noted that the mainstream LDS Church is NOT affiliated with the fundamentalists.
The Church statements says, “there are no Mormon fundamentalists, yada yada,” and ends by claiming that ONLY the mainstream Salt Lake City Church can be called Mormon–a NAME they were trying to shed not all that long ago. How odd.
Apparently, the AP Style Guide says it’s so, and that makes it truth. I didn’t know the AP Style Guide was God’s mouthpiece, but you gotta take ’em where you see ’em.
Here’s the Trib take on the story.
They also put the disclaimer in, but I like the way they phrased it. They make it CLEAR that originally, they were ALL one big happy Mormon family. I’m sorry, but the fact that the LDS Church must constantly deny association with the polygamists is more telling than anything else. If it HAD no connection, no denial would be necessary.
The Trib said:
The FLDS Church, which embraces polygamy, split from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when the mainstream Mormon Church disavowed plural marriage more than 100 years ago.
I almost feel bad for ribbing them so ceaselessly about being the Des News II. Almost.