Church Issues Book of Mormon Content Warning Labels After Facing Bans

Church Issues Book of Mormon Content Warning Labels After Facing Bans

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SALT LAKE CITY — Faced with Davis County and other municipalities threatening to ban the Book of Mormon, today the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints introduced innovative warning labels about Book of Mormon content that may be triggering to sensitive people.

Book of Mormon Content Warning Label

At the press conference, the Church Newsroom team touted a study illustrating how interest in music and video games only increased when explicit content labels were forced on them. Continuing her remarks, she explained, "Content warnings worked great for the music and video game industry. We expect many more people to read The Book of Mormon once these warning labels are in place."

The reaction online however is facing a different kind of backlash from former members of the faith. A Twitter user, AngryFloridaExMormon, with 18 followers, joined in the backlash, using the hashtag #StayMadNoMatterWhat said:

“🤬 I swear, if the Church puts warning labels on the Book of Mormon I'm going to be ticked. My kids know anything with a warning label is okay in our house. #StayMadNoMatterWhat 😡” — @ExMormonAngryMan

The Church's Missionary Department provided the following examples of the warning labels. They hope members will familiarize themselves with the program so they can be prepared for questions from interested neighbors.

1. A content warning featuring a depiction of Captain Moroni reads, "Depicts men who follow Christ and defend women, children, livestock, their land, and their

Book of Mormon Content Warning Label Captain Moroni


2. A content warning label featuring the missionary Ammon reads, "Depicts men who preach faith in Jesus Christ, repentance, baptism, and the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and who defend livestock with

Book of Mormon Content Warning Label AMMON

3. A content warning label with a picture of Helaman's stripling warriors reads, "Depicts young men who defend the helpless in battle, survive miraculously through faith in Christ, and who honor their

Book of Mormon Content Warning Label stripling warriors
4. This warning label is Alma baptizing at waters of Mormon by Arnold Friberg. The warning says, "Depicts men who preach repentance, baptize by immersion for the remission of sins, and perform the laying on of hands for the Gift of the Holy Ghost.
Book of Mormon warning label Alma
5. This label features an image of Jesus' visitation to the Nephites at Bountiful, found in Third Nephi, Chapter 11. The Book of Mormon warning indicates, "Depicts destruction of the wicked prior to the coming of Jesus Christ."
6. This warning label reads, "Depicts men who talk of Christ, rejoice in Christ, Pritchett Christ, prophecy of Christ, and right according to their prophecies, but their children may know to watch source they may look for a remission of their sins.
BOM content warning labels - Blue Book of Mormon cover

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