I don't know how many of you subscribe to FAIR's free internet monthly newsletter, or even care about the issues it addresses, but here's their December 2002 newsletter. There's a link in there to an excellent article that addresses the Tom Murphy affair. Mr. Murphy has been portrayed as an intellectual whose membership is in danger because of what he has written as a scholar. The facts are quite different; an obscure academic (he teaches at a community college in a department with only one full-time member -- himself) his work was actually commissioned by an anti-Mormon group for publication in one of their periodicals, he was paid for this, and he also misrepresents LDS doctrine. The press has portrayed him as a "devout Mormon" when in fact he disengaged from Church activity in 1993 -- by his own admission.
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