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  1. Jack Mormon(Noun)

    A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who believes in the premises of the faith but does not adhere to its standards as in the consumption of alcohol, coffee, and tobacco.

  2. Origin: Initially applied in the 1830s to non-Mormons in Missouri who were friendly to Mormons living in their community.

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  1. Jack Mormon

    The term Jack Mormon is a slang term originating in nineteenth-century America. It was originally used to describe a person who was not a baptized member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints but who was friendly to Church members and Mormonism, sympathized with them, and/or took an active interest in their belief system. Sometime in the early- to mid-twentieth century, however, the term began to refer to an individual deemed by adherents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to be an inactive or lapsed member of the LDS Church who, despite his personal religious viewpoint, maintained good relations with and positive feelings toward the LDS Church.

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