Episode #5 - Is the church a cult? (Tackling Clichés series)

1h 11m | Oct 3, 2022

Listen, if you're a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you probably have heard someone refer to the church as a cult. Maybe as an ex-member, you have called the church a cult.

In this episode of LDBB, Garrett and Mitch do a deep dive into this controversial call sign. What are the definitions of the word "cult?" What are the connotations? Does the church maybe fit some areas that can be considered culty? Is there perhaps a better term (like "high demand religion") to better facilitate conversations about this subject? Listen to the discussion and share your bridge-building thoughts in an email to if you would like us to read your comments on a future episode.

Show notes:

Steven Hassan's BITE Model of Authoritarian Control

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