60 years ago today - Sep 19, 1963

The First Presidency and apostles decide to prevent the performance of BYU professor Clinton F. Larson's play 'The Redeemer' because of its portrayal of Mary Magdalene as the wife of Jesus. "President McKay [is] very much concerned about it, he having said there was no authoritative basis for such a conclusion-that we just didn't know." The performance occurs because it is sponsored by the Provo Recreation Department rather than BYU.

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]

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