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Question #3637 posted on 02/24/2004 12:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,
I just finished reading The DaVinci Code, and wondered if the Church has any stand on Mary Magdaline and Jesus having a child together?
- Mary

A: Dear Mary,
I've marked your question as a comment so it will post sooner, because this Wednesday there is a lecture on Mary Madgalene in The Da Vinci Code. It is at 7:00pm on in level 3 of the Lied Gallery of the BYU Museum of Art. This lecture series is titled "The Da Vinci Code: Mystery, Metaphor and Meaning, LDS Perspectives on The Da Vinci Code." You certainly won't hear the Church's stand on the topic because the Church doesn't respond to every novel that comes out (unless it defames the Church's name, like "Under the Banner of Heaven"). But I'm sure you'll hear some thought-provoking ideas. Enjoy.