Many years ago my mother discovered through her genealogy work that she had close relatives living in the Great Lakes region which she had never heard of, nor they her.
When she arrived, they were warm and inviting, yet she found them staring at her oddly when they thought she wasn’t looking.
Finally it came out.
“You’re a Mormon, aren’t you?”
“Why, yes I am.”
“Can we see your horns?”
My mother laughed out loud and bent her head forward for a hands-on inspection. When no horns were found, they asked their next question.
“How many wives does your husband have?”
I would imagine that many of you have similar stories you could share. We laugh now about how silly people are to believe such nonsense about an entire group of people they know nothing about.