Well the headline actually struck me in the opposite way. Not so much that they were distinguishing themselves -- but rather lumping themselves under the umbrella of "Christian" churches ["Christian churches, including..."
It's hard to tell what Mormons believe any more.
Their leaders say Baptists are "apostates."
Their leaders say Baptist churches embrace creeds 100% dishonorable to the Mormon god.
Their leaders say ALL Christians are "corrupt."
Their leaders say Christianity went away...until the early 1800s.
But this article says we share the same "Christian" umbrella.
(I guess if this article is true, 'tis time for you Mormons to get your scissors out...clip out D&C 1:30...clip out Pearl of Great Price account of the "First Vision" -- or at least verses 18-19...)
Christian yes, Protestant no.
I believe that the Apostle Paul had the authority from God to correct bad teachings when he found them.
I do not believe that any of the Protestant originations were started by someone having authority from God.
It is my experience that reformers get together and decide what Gods word should mean and those of like mindedness form a separate Protestant group.
All Protestant groups are formed by some man or men trying to correct something they see to be wrong with other religious groups.