Media get a big ‘F’ for stories on FLDS

deseretnews.com | Media get a big ‘F’ for stories on FLDS:

The FBI’s Ten Most Wanted listing for fugitive Fundamentalist LDS Church leader Warren Jeffs late last week has not only turned up the heat for those pursuing him but has again created media confusion with the Salt Lake City-based LDS Church.

In a news release Thursday, the LDS Church said increased media attention to polygamist groups, “particularly those living in southern Utah and Arizona,” too often “refer to these groups as ‘Mormons’ or ‘Mormon sects.’ ” Such references are “misleading and confusing to the vast majority of audiences who rightfully associate the term ‘Mormon’ with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” it said.

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Posted on May 12, 2006, in Mormonism/LDS Church. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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