Saturday, September 18, 2004

DNA vs. the Mormons

Christianity Today, which bears no love for the Latter-day Saints, reviews a new book that undercuts a key Mormon teaching: that American Indian tribes are descended from "Lamanites" and "Nephites," alleged ancient immigrants from Israel. LDS officials react with predictable smokescreen.

Years ago, I worked at a newspaper in a Colorado town next to a Mormon colleague. The paper was owned by a family named Lehman, so I'd occasionally make a joke based on wordplay of Lehman-ite/Lamanite. She would laugh, but with a look in her eye that said, "How do you know about that?"


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