That’s fine, I have been calling them something else for decades now.
Courtesy of Buzzfeed:
In a reversal of years of branding and more than a century of colloquial use, the religion commonly known as the Mormon Church has asked that people stop using the word “Mormon” when referring to the faith.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Thursday in an update to its style guide that the nickname “Mormon” and the abbreviation “LDS” should be avoided. Instead, the church would prefer to be called “the Church,” “the Church of Jesus Christ,” or “the restored Church of Jesus Christ.”
Members of the faith, who are widely referred to as “Mormons,” should be called “members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” or “Latter-day Saints.”
“We ask that the term ‘Mormons’ not be used,” the style guide now states. It also says that “the term ‘Mormonism’ is inaccurate and should not be used.”
Referring to the changes, the faith’s leader, President Russell Nelson, said in a statement Thursday that “the Lord has impressed upon my mind the importance of the name He has revealed for His Church,” adding that “we have work before us to bring ourselves in harmony with His will.”
That’s right God told them to change it because they are still simple shits who actually believe that the deity they worship is Facebook friends with their church leaders.
As the article points out it was only about eight years ago that the church launched the “I’m a Mormon” campaign designed to make them seem just like every other Christian cult.
Let’s face it no matter what they call themselves they are still a bizarre little cult which believes Native Americans are actually wayward Jews, their leader Joseph Smith had a conversation with a salamander, and that when they die they get their own planet.
I wonder how this will affect that very successful Broadway musical?