Janet Reno’s statement on cults defines Mormons


janet_renoThe legend goes that on June 26, 1995, US Attorney General Janet Reno was on an episode of “60 Minutes” and gave her definition of a cultist. The quotation lists various factors of a cultist including a strong belief in the Bible, high level of giving to a Church, homeschooling of children, accumulating of survival foods, etc. She stated that anyone showing these qualifications should be viewed as a threat. Obviously, LDS members could see themselves in this definition.

The above story is completely false. Janet Reno did not make this statement and was not even on “60 Minutes” during 1991 – 1999. This quote has also not been attributed to anyone else.

Janet Reno defines cults

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