President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: stop saying "Mormon" or "LDS Church"


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/10/08/president-of-the-church-of-jes.html


#2

I can see the Mormons (tee-hee) wanting to present a consistent brand identity, but calling the nicknames “a major victory for Satan” is… kinda diminishing Satan, isn’t it? I mean, a major victory? What’s the Adversary’s next trick, tying someone’s shoes together?


#3

LOVED the sting in the tail of the article. Satan, you rock!


#4

The links at the bottom are beautifully present. Have a bonus point for making me snort.


#5

You can also read the entire speech at thechurchofjesuschristoflatterdaysaintsanddontyoudarecallusmormonsorldschurch.org


#6

Mormon! Mormon! Mormon! Mormon! Mormon! Mormon! Mormon! Mormon! Mormon! Hail, Eris! Hail, Discordia!


#7

Ha! That’s only because they tried and failed to trademark Mormon, and even pretended that they did have one for a while until everyone realized that they didn’t.


(The BBC story is weak, but I’m not going to dig for my posts the last time I dug into the subject. Too recursive!)


#8

They should’ve split the difference and made everyone write Mormon™ everywhere.


#9

I can never seem to get over the fact that I live on a planet where people still believe in such things.


#10

I forsee complications with that. https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Speyeria-mormonia


#11

I don’t know, the Mormon™ Fritillary Brought to you by Pepsi® sounds pretty plausible to me (though I may be currently 9/10ths of the way through an anthology of cyberpunk short stories)


#12

So I guess that passel of hymn-spewers is going to be known as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Tabernacle Choir? That’ll fit well on marquees.

Nah, just kidding. They’ve already renamed themselves! They’re now The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square. Still kind of a marquee-buster.


#13

Jesus Christ, what a Latter-day Saint!


#14

I call it “Bob.”


#15

You think that’s rough? Wait til they get a load of Mormon porn.

Rule 34 wins again!


#16

Did you just deadname a religion?


#17

So - it’s just the Tabernacle Choir now?


#18

Hail Sithis!


#19

Perhaps if the trademarked EXMO and FORMO fewer people would leave the church


#20

Does Cult work. Asking for a friend…