Skip to comments.Star Tribune accepts ad from convicted sex-assaulter's Mormon sect
Posted on 01/20/2012 10:36:15 AM PST by Colofornian
Would you accept an ad from a religious sect touting a divine revelation given to a convicted sex abuser of two girls under 16?
That's what the Star Tribune did Friday morning, running two ads from the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. One (on page A5 of my Minneapolis edition), simply says, "Jesus Christ, Son Ahman." The second, on A6, proclaimes "Revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ Given to President Warren Jeffs," and offers serveral writings for sale.
Jeffs, the president of the polygamist sect, was convicted in 2011 of molesting two "child brides" aged 12 and 15. He is serving life plus 20 years in a Texas prison.
I sent an email Friday morning to publisher Mike Klingensmith and sales V.P. Jeff Griffing seeking an explanation. I'll update this item as soon as I get one.
The Strib has rejected religion-based advertising just seven months ago, they blocked an ad other newspapers ran from the Presbyterian Lay Committee, which opposed gay ordinations in that denomination. At the time, a Strib spokesman refused to explain why, saying, "We consider the ad acceptance process a private business transaction between us and the advertiser which we do not discuss publicly."
In the past, I've criticized the paper for accepting ads from sketchy mass marketers and defended their rejecting ads from Tom Petters litigants.
In the former case, Griffing described the Strib's process this way:
Weve got specific advertising policy guidelines [manuals] in the following categories: General, Automotive, Employment, Housing, he explains. There are trigger words and/or illustrations/photos in creative copy that get that ad hard-routed to our policy desk where a policy representative looks at every ad and checks against both our internal guidelines and law.
In addition, categories like political and advocacy ads require additional forms to be filled out in advance, and those forms also go to our policy desk for deeper review.
It will be interesting to hear how these new ones passed the smell test.
Ah...another Mormon "prophet" giving Joseph Smith a run for his polygamous child-"bride" $...(Smith child "brides" included ages of 14, 14, 16, 16, 17, 17, and 17).
From the article: The Strib has rejected religion-based advertising just seven months ago, they blocked an ad other newspapers ran from the Presbyterian Lay Committee, which opposed gay ordinations in that denomination. At the time, a Strib spokesman refused to explain why, saying, "We consider the ad acceptance process a private business transaction between us and the advertiser which we do not discuss publicly."
Ah...so the Trib will take advertising revenue from child-abusing Mormon sects...but not a mainstream religious group opposing men with clerical cloths who don't know what the purpose of an anus is.
Polygamy Ping...wonder when the FLDS will start running ads with members claiming, “I’m a mormon too!”
I believe the Book of Mormon is true.
I believe Joseph Smith's translation of the bible is true.
I believe families can be together forever, which my 50 wives find very comforting.
I believe my prophet Brigham Young was led by God(s) to zion.
I believe that only through the laws and temple ordinances of the gospel and wearing my garments I can be saved.
My name is WARREN AND I'M A MORMON !
P.S. Romney for President !
Was in Boise “Idaho Statesman” this AM.
Bottom of front page 1 “Jesus Christ,Son Ahman”
Full Ad on page 1 of Business section.
Interesting that they never have an ad that says “I am too a Christian” (while stamping their foot).
FLDS = the ORIGINAL FAITHFUL MORMONS.
That SLC bunch went apostate when they rejected polygamy against the holy revelations of Jospeh Snith.
So did the Indianapolis Star!
WHEN they do, the whining bullies from Salt LAke will be complaining!!!
*The following is a letter from Elder Lance B. Wickman, General Counsel of the Church to publishers of major newspapers, TV stations and magazines. It was sent out on Tuesday, June 24, 2008.
Recent events have focused the media spotlight on a polygamous sect near San Angelo, Texas, calling itself the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. As you probably know, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has absolutely no affiliation with this polygamous sect. Decades ago, the founders of that sect rejected the doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, were excommunicated, and then started their own religion. To the best of our knowledge, no one at the Texas compound has ever been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Unfortunately, however, some of the media coverage of the recent events in Texas has caused members of the public to confuse the doctrines and members of that group and our church. We have received numerous inquiries from confused members of the public who, by listening to less than careful media reports, have come to a grave misunderstanding about our respective doctrines and faith. Based on these media reports many have erroneously concluded that there is some affiliation between the two or even worse, that they are one and the same.
Over the years, in a careful effort to distinguish itself, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has gone to significant lengths to protect its rights in the name of the church and related matters. Specifically, we have obtained registrations for the name The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormon, Book of Mormon and related trade and service marks from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and corresponding agencies in a significant number of foreign countries.
We are confident that you are committed to avoiding misleading statements that cause unwarranted confusion and that may disparage or infringe the intellectual property rights discussed above. Accordingly, we respectfully request the following:
Stated simply, we would like to be known and recognized for whom we are and what we believe, and not be inaccurately associated with beliefs and practices that we condemn in the strongest terms. We would be grateful if you could circulate or copy this letter to your editorial staff and to your legal counsel.
We thank you for your consideration of these important matters.
Lance B. Wickman
THE BOOK OF JACOB
THE BROTHER OF NEPHICHAPTER 224 Behold, David and Solomon truly had many wives and concubines, which thing was abominable before me, saith the Lord.
25 Wherefore, thus saith the Lord, I have led this people forth out of the land of Jerusalem, by the power of mine arm, that I might raise up unto me a righteous branch from the fruit of the loins of Joseph.
26 Wherefore, I the Lord God will not suffer that this people shall do like unto them of old.
27 Wherefore, my brethren, hear me, and hearken to the word of the Lord: For there shall not any man among you have save it be one wife; and concubines he shall have none;
28 For I, the Lord God, delight in the chastity of women. And whoredoms are an abomination before me; thus saith the Lord of Hosts.
29 Wherefore, this people shall keep my commandments, saith the Lord of Hosts, or cursed be the land for their sakes.
30 For if I will, saith the Lord of Hosts, raise up seed unto me, I will command my people; otherwise they shall hearken unto these things.
31 For behold, I, the Lord, have seen the sorrow, and heard the mourning of the daughters of my people in the land of Jerusalem, yea, and in all the lands of my people, because of the wickedness and abominations of their husbands.
32 And I will not suffer, saith the Lord of Hosts, that the cries of the fair daughters of this people, which I have led out of the land of Jerusalem, shall come up unto me against the men of my people, saith the Lord of Hosts.
Or even HERE:
1 Timothy 3:2-3
2. Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
3. not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.1 Timothy 3:12
A deacon must be the husband of but one wife and must manage his children and his household well.Titus 1:6
An elder must be blameless, the husband of but one wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient.
DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS
OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTSSECTION 1325157, Emma Smith is counseled (commanded) to be faithful and true; 5866, Laws governing the plurality of wives are set forth.51 Verily, I say unto you: A commandment I give unto mine handmaid, Emma Smith, your wife, whom I have given unto you, that she stay herself and partake not of that which I commanded you to offer unto her; for I did it, saith the Lord, to aprove you all, as I did Abraham, and that I might require an offering at your hand, by covenant and sacrifice.52 And let mine handmaid, Emma Smith, areceive all those that have been given unto my servant Joseph, and who are virtuous and pure before me; and those who are not pure, and have said they were pure, shall be destroyed, saith the Lord God.53 For I am the Lord thy God, and ye shall obey my voice; and I give unto my servant Joseph that he shall be made ruler over many things; for he hath been afaithful over a few things, and from henceforth I will strengthen him.55 But if she will not abide this commandment, then shall my servant Joseph do all things for her, even as he hath said; and I will bless him and multiply him and give unto him an ahundredfold in this world, of fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, houses and lands, wives and children, and crowns of beternal lives in the eternal worlds.
open marriage Mormon style
I saw that goofy ad in the Charlotte Observer today. Funny how if it was such an important and critical message to get out that you had to mail in some money first to read the rest. Good ol’ FLDS. This guy’s being allowed to continue to run his corrupt and criminal organization from jail!
--MormonDube(The way it SHOULD be, too, on FR!)
Colofornian, I don’t think your statement is sarcastic at all. As a former mormon, I know that both Joseph Smith and Brigham Young practiced polygamy. BY is quoted in the Journal of Discourses saying that in order to get to the highest level of heaven you MUST practice polygamy. It’s in the Doctrine and Covenants section 132, which still stands today. So no, it’s not stretching it to say that the so-called mainstream mormons apostasized from the COJCOLDS when they gave up polygamy. The fundamentalists sects are the true church, following Joseph Smith’s revelations from god.