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Annual "Doctor" Philastus Hurlbut* Award

This award is given for the most outrageous anti-Mormon statement by someone not a member of the LDS Church.  The statement can be from any time period.  Previous nominations not awarded may be resubmitted.


Nominations for the 2002 award are open until Aug 1, 2002.  Each verified statement will be placed below.  Mark your calendar!!  

  • To nominate click here.


Voting will take place between August 1 - 11, 2002, with the winner announced shortly thereafter.  Submissions not selected as the winner will be placed in the archives.  Archived submissions that have not previously won, may be re-nominated.

  • To vote, click here.


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2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

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Doctor Philastus Hurlbut was one of the early bitter apostates from the LDS Church who had been excommunicated for immorality.  He was directly or indirectly responsible for much of the early anti-Mormon literature.   We believe that he deserves the distinction of having an award in his name which signals the type of lies that anti-Mormons will stoop to in their ongoing attempts to denigrate the LDS Church and its leaders.  Doctor was his real name and not a title.