You may have watched the fictionalized television series Under the Banner of Heaven, which depicts the murder of Brenda Lafferty and her daughter Erica. Brenda was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon). She, and her daughter, were murdered by Dan Lafferty, a man recently released from jail who had been excommunicated from the Church.
Now you can find out what really happened.
FAIR at fairlatterdaysaints.org has posted a video of exclusive interviews with the Chief of Police, involved with the murder investigation, as well as the State Trooper who arrested Ron Lafferty and put him in jail the first time, prior to his murders at Under the Banner of Heaven: Fact vs Fiction – FAIR (fairlatterdaysaints.org). You won’t find this anywhere else.
In addition to these interviews that directly relate to the case, FAIR has put together an episode-by-episode fact check of various claims made in the series about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Was Latter-day Saint teaching, or history, the cause of the murders of Brenda and Erica Lafferty?
Did the brutal murders of Brenda and Erica Lafferty and the subsequent investigation of the crime cause the loss of faith of any of the police officers involved?
Was the murder of Brenda and Erica Lafferty a ritual killing known as ”blood atonement”?
Find out the answers to these and other questions at Under the Banner of Heaven: Fact vs Fiction – FAIR (fairlatterdaysaints.org)
FAIR is a non-profit organization dedicated to responding to false claims about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We operate a Website at FAIR – Faithful Answers to Criticisms of The Church of Jesus Christ (fairlatterdaysaints.org) and sponsor an annual conference. You can find more information about our upcoming conference here: 2022 FAIR Conference – FAIR (fairlatterdaysaints.org)
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