FLDS Polygamy Sect Confused with “Mormons”

Public Affairs staff for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, nicknamed “Mormons” or “LDS Church”, continue to work hard to correct confusion in the media. Even top tier publications are mixing up the fourth largest church in the U.S. with the Texas based FLDS polygamous sect, which is in the news recently regarding serious charges of child abuse.  

Since I’ve been a practicing member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for almost 30 years, and as a public relations professional by trade, I would like to see the media and public do their homework, before linking a very negative news story about an obscure Texas religious sect with the global Church of 13 million members. In direct contrast with the sad events unraveling in Texas, the Mormon Church has a reputation for abiding by the laws of the land in more than 100 countries in which the Church serves. In a global outreach to build bridges of understanding, millions of non-Mormons have directly benefited from the humanitarian efforts of the Church.  

The “Mormon” church and its membership have a rich heritage of respecting people of all faiths and I look forward to a world that does the same.

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As founder of PilmerPR, John Pilmer, APR serves as a PR and marketing communications advisor for both emerging and established companies. He offers customers more than 20 years of results-driven business PR and marketing experience. John and the firm have provided PR consultation and campaigns for clients such as Mozy, Novell, AdvancedMD, Certiport, NextPage, ElectraTherm, Altiris, Avamar, EmergeCore Networks, FSLogic, INVISUS, 10x Marketing, MWI, Project Insight, REIC, Seastone, US Synthetic and Funding Universe (now Lendio), among others.

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