I don’t exactly know how I ended up on the Arizona Republic‘s celebrity page but check out this important update on Jennifer Aniston:
Jennifer Aniston once dated a Mormon.
The ‘Love Happens’ actress finds the religion — an offshoot of Christianity which encourages men to have more than one wife — very interesting and was keen to get to know her religious former boyfriend better.
Jennifer — who was married to Brad Pitt and has since dated Vince Vaughn and John Mayer — said: “Mormons are fascinating. … I dated a Mormon once.”
However, when she was told there would be “no sexy time” or “no vodka”, Jennifer changed her mind, saying: “Leave it at that.”
OK. Um, it’s not even really excusable in states with a small Mormon population but six percent of the adult population of Arizona is affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. And while there was a period of time when polygamy was practiced and encouraged by mainstream Mormonism, that time has passed. And by passed, we’re talking about a century ago. From the web site Mormon-Polygamy.org:
Polygamy, also known as plural marriage or plurality of wives, is not practiced by any, active contemporary member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1890, the Church (commonly known as the Mormon Church) officially disavowed polygamy as a practice and currently excommunicates any Latter-day Saint who embraces it.
So get with the program Arizona Republic. I might also wonder about the news value of the story where we never even learn, for instance, what is so fascinating about Mormons.