Mormons: People don't get own planets in afterlife

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Mormon Church is pushing back against the notion that members of the faith are taught they'll get their own planet, a misconception popularized in pop culture most recently by the Broadway show "The Book of Mormon."

The newly-posted article affirms the faith's belief that humans can become like God in eternity, but explains that the "cartoonish image of people receiving their own planets" is not how the religion envisions it.

The 3,500-word article is part of a series of recent online articles posted on the website of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that explain, expand or clarify on some of the more sensitive gospel topics.

Past articles have addressed the faiths' past ban on black men in the lay clergy and the early history of polygamy.

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