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Utah scholar to address Latter-day Saints at annual lecture

Patrick Mason [Photo provided]
Patrick Mason [Photo provided]

TULSA — Mainstream members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have not practiced polygamy for more than a century, but the church has been unable to shake that misconception, says a scholar who will speak Sunday in Tulsa.

Patrick Mason is the Leonard J. Arrington Chair of Mormon History and Culture at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. He will deliver the 33rd annual Knippa Lecture at 4 p.m. Sunday at Grace Lutheran Church, 2331 E Fifth Place.

“The No. 1 misapprehension people have about Mormonism is that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints still practices polygamy,” Mason said in a phone interview.