Thursday, July 16, 2015

Christians plan protest of Indiana’s first regional Mormon temple

By Stephanie Wang

INDIANA---With the opening of Indiana’s first regional Mormon temple in Carmel, some out-of-state Christian opponents say they will set up a tent across the street to declare what they think is “the truth” about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Utah-based Tri-Grace Ministries stirred controversy last week when it took out a 12-page advertising supplement in community newspapers in Carmel, Westfield and Zionsville that warn about the “deception” of the religion. Now the group says it plans to hold an event to depict the multiple wives of Mormonism’s founder, Joseph Smith, as the Mormon temple holds open house tours for the public. (The Mormon church officially renounced polygamy in 1890.) Mormon church officials declined to comment for this story. [link]