From the satire desk /
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
A Church spokesperson who looked rather like that shrug emoji, (🤷♀️) said the following in her prepared remarks:
“193 years ago New Yorkers said the Book of Mormon was probably handed to Joseph Smith by the devil himself. Now there are Marxist heathens say the Book of Mormon has too much of God’s own truth. Same book, different year, I guess.”
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 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 41 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. #AnythingTheChurchDoesTriggersMe 😡” — @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
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
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