Bizarre rumour of the week: Mormons make a bid to buy Facebook

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mormons.jpgWow, this one’s rather out of left field. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, better known as the Mormons, have apparently made an unsolicited bid to acquire Facebook.

The Mormons are likely to be interested in the large amounts of genealogical data buried within the service. You know, just like how you’ve set your old roommate as your brother-from-another-mother. The church apparently has a huge genealogical database of its own.

Unfortunately, since the rumour started, the church have denied everything, stating “This rumor has no foundation whatsoever.” Still, if they have made a bid, it would likely have set them back a pretty penny – latest Facebook valuation rumours are in the region of US$5-8 billion.

Brady Brim-DeForest (via the Inquisitr)

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5 comments

  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stopped the practice of polygamy in 1890, 130 years ago. It’s just a shame that people are still foolish enough to believe or to perpetuate rumors for that long. James, I am sorry you were misinformed.

  • James,

    The truth is that anyone who practices polygamy is excommunicated from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. So, they would keep the “Relationship Status” the same.

    Church President Gordon B. Hinckley stated the following about polygamy in the Church’s October 1998 general conference:
    “I wish to state categorically that this Church has nothing whatever to do with those practicing polygamy. They are not members of this Church. Most of them have never been members … If any of our members are found to be practicing plural marriage, they are excommunicated, the most serious penalty the Church can impose. Not only are those so involved in direct violation of the civil law, they are in violation of the law of this Church.”

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