BYU’s Newspaper Accidentally Calls The Twelve Apostles Apostate

April 7, 2009 at 6:35 pm | Posted in American politics | Leave a comment

Doh!

The student-newspaper staff at Brigham Young University removed some 18,500 copies of the paper from the campus yesterday, and reprinted nearly the entire press run, because an embarrassing typo in a front-page photo caption appeared to offend key leaders in the Mormon hierarchy…. The caption described a photograph illustrating the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ General Conference, and it referred to the group’s “Quorum of Twelve Apostates” rather than “Apostles.” … A student had misspelled the word “apostle,” and the article’s editor chose the wrong word from among the options offered by spell-checking software.

I don’t know what to add to that, but as a spelling nazi, I must say that this is utterly embarrassing from my alma mater.

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