Criticism of Mormonism/Books/Mormon America: The Power and the Promise/Chapter 10

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Response to claims made in "Chapter 10: Families Forever"

A FairMormon Analysis of: Mormon America: The Power and the Promise, a work by author: Richard N. Ostling and Joan K. Ostling

Response to claims made in Mormon America "Chapter 10: Families Forever"

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Response to claim: 160 - The authors' claim that Mormons believe that even God himself is married

The author(s) of Mormon America make(s) the following claim:

The author's claim that Mormons believe that even God himself is married.

Author's sources: *No source given

FairMormon Response

Fact checking results: This claim is based upon correct information - The author is providing knowledge concerning some particular fact, subject, or event

This is correct. Latter-day Saints believe that there exists a "Mother in Heaven".



Response to claim: 161 - Couples are "sealed forever" through secret ritual in a Mormon temple

The author(s) of Mormon America make(s) the following claim:

Couples are "sealed forever" through secret ritual in a Mormon temple.

FairMormon Response

Fact checking results: This claim contains propaganda and/or spin - The author, or the author's source, is providing information or ideas in a slanted way in order to instill a particular attitude or response in the reader

Sealings are performed in the temple, although referring to it as a "secret ritual" is a bit of hyperbole.



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