Vodka, sexy time and Mormonism 101

Jennifer-Aniston-Vogue-Magazine-1I 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

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.

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