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Posted by: Mystery Mike ( )
Date: December 09, 2014 09:39PM

Steve Benson's KKK in Utah post was great. I noticed that Salt Lake City banned "masks" as a way to deter the Klan. I wonder if this is the origin of discouraging mask on Holloween? Any ideas about this?

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Posted by: dydimus ( )
Date: December 10, 2014 02:38AM

It actually is because of a bit of little known history / and anti-Mormon propaganda that was accepted as fact.

http://www.juvenileinstructor.org/graphical-representations-of-hooded-mormon-vigilantes/

Also the famous silent film starring Mae Murray "A Mormon Maid" showed the "masked mormons".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMCJfEa0OSM

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Posted by: steve benson ( )
Date: December 10, 2014 02:49AM

"The city commissions of Logan, Ogden, and Salt Lake City passed municipal ordinances banning the wearing of masks in public, the LDS Church again issued strong anti-Klan statements and warned its members to not to join the secret order . . . ."

http://exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,1453871,1453871#msg-1453871

*(Additional information about the KKK-related public persona of the Mormon Church has subsequently been edited in, thanks to contributions made in this current thread by RfM poster "dydimus").



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 12/10/2014 04:03AM by steve benson.

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