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LDS Church Donates to Tapestry of Polygamy

Summarized by Kent Larsen

LDS Church Donates to Tapestry of Polygamy
Salt Lake Tribune 4Dec99 B1
By Peggy Fletcher Stack: Salt Lake Tribune

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- Tapestry of Polygamy, a support group for women and children trying to escape polygamous families, has recieved a "modest" donation from the LDS Church. Elder Alexander Morrison met with representatives of the group in September and made the donation. "The women of Tapestry represent victims who have experienced a lot of tears and sorrow in polygamous situations," said Elder Morrison, a member of the Church's First Quorum of Seventy.

"I was glad to visit with them [Tapestry representatives]," Elder Morrison said this week. "I think their position is just." He also indicated that LDS Church leaders are concerned about all victims of abuse, including abuse from polygamous husbands. He declined to say how much money was given to the group by one of the Church's charities, and also declined to specify which charity gave the donation.

Tapestry of Polygamy head Vicky Punty also declined to give further details. "We have had and do have a dialogue going with Elder Morrison," she said, "But our policy is that we don't disclose any of our meetings with donors or the amounts or sources of donations."

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