Retraction

J.B. Sivanich

I would like to apologize for the erroneous title of Ryan Day’s April 11 column, “Ethics, Culture and Mormons.”
The column detailed recent events occurring in a compound of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a different and separate sect that shares some of the basic doctrines as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
In practice, the two groups are different in many areas, primarily in the practice of polygamy. As Day noted in his column, members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints practice polygamy, which is illegal under U.S. law, whereas the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has officially banned this practice since 1890.
The error occurred in my addition of the word “Mormon” to the title of column. The term “Mormon” only applies to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and is not correctly used to describe members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints or anyone other sect that practices polygamy.
Day had nothing to do with this error since the title change was all of my own doing. For this, I would like to publicly apologize not only to Day but also to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and readers of The Lawrentian.J.B. Sivanich
Op/Ed Editor

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