A speaker at Friday’s session of the Mormon History Association’s annual conference drew interesting parallels between the activities of future Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and the Mormon Church in 1950’s Mexico.

*For both groups, this time in Mexico was one of preparation. Castro trained his troops and purchased guns, and while Castro was raising arms in Mexico, the Church was raising schools … and building churches.”

*Both the communists and the Church were trying to gain converts for which they could change the face of Central and South America.”

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Read The dictator and the MTC in today’s Mormon Times.