Mormon President: Those Who Use Words ‘Mormon Church’ Offend Jesus
The Mormon Church’s President Russell M. Nelson claimed that people using the phrase “the Mormon Church” actually “offended” Jesus.
Nelson made his unfounded claim during a speech to the 188th Semiannual General Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Oct. 7, notes The Salt Lake Tribune.
Nelson struck the fascist tone while demanding the church be referred to as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The 94-year-old told claimed his mighty command was a “command of the Lord,” and said — without evidence — that the Mormon Church is Jesus’ church:
When the savior clearly states what the name of his church should be, and even precedes his declaration with, “Thus shall my church be called,” he is serious. And if we allow nicknames to be used and adopt or even sponsor those nicknames ourselves, he is offended.
Nelson insisted that the Mormon Church’s name “is not negotiable.”
The Salt Lake Tribune also reports that Mormon leader Dallin H. Oaks said Mormons had to oppose several issues — not mentioned in the Bible — such as abortion, euthanasia, same-sex marriage and transgender rights.