Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Two Street Interviews with Mormon Fundamentalists

Last week, Aaron Shafovaloff posted to YouTube two video interviews he did at the Manti Pageant this year with two self-identified "fundamentalist Mormons" (from a rather obscure sect). While Aaron mostly sets the agenda and asks many of the same penetrating questions in both interviews, this is nevertheless an excellent opportunity to hear from lay-level practioners of 'fundamentalist Mormonism' in their own words, and on that ground I encourage readers to listen in to at least part of the interviews. Many traditional but presently discarded or marginalized LDS beliefs (whether they were "official" or not, or universally held at any point in LDS history or not) are espoused with gusto by the interviewees here:

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