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LDS WILL SURVIVE DESPITE SLANDER

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So "Godmaker II" is making the rounds now. When "Godmaker" was shown in Gilroy, Calif., by a Protestant church, there was much comment in the local paper, most of it by those who were not members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, objecting to the message. One said, "I know nothing about the beliefs of that church, but I object to the slanderous message of the film."

My response to the numerous letters published in the Gilroy Dispatch included, "One of the Articles of Faith of our church states, `We claim the privilege of worshipping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.'"If some people want to worship their god by presenting such a film, let them . . . Our people were driven out of Missouri with an extermination order from the governor of the state. We survived and have prospered and expect to continue to do so."

Robert W. English

Salt Lake City