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PostSubject: Mormon church leaders no longer want to be called 'Mormon   Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:46 am

Leaders of the Utah-based church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called on people to no longer refer to their faith as Mormonism, despite the fact that one of the church’s central texts will still retain the name, “The Book of Mormon.”

An updated style guide posted online Thursday also asked that people to no longer use the name “LDS” as a shorthand way to describe the religion. Instead, it recommends using phrases like “the Church” or the “Church of Jesus Christ” in place of just the initials.

While they do hope to phase out the term “Mormonism” almost completely, they will allow for use of the word “Mormon” in proper names — as is the case with “The Book of Mormon” — or “when used as an adjective in such historical expressions as ‘Mormon Trail.’”

The move generated buzz on social media in Utah, with people pointing out the release had been disseminated from a Twitter account with “Mormon” in the handle and posted on website mormonnewsroom.org.

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