Favorable Publicity

George A. Smith, First Counselor in the First Presidency, 20 Nov. 1870: The Lord says, ‘Woe unto you when all men speak well of you.’ Sometimes I have known the papers say this and that good thing about the ‘Mormons,’ and I have said, ‘What’s up? Are we getting wicked, that the world loves us?’  (In Journal of Discourses, vol. 13 [Liverpool: Published by Horace S. Eldredge, 1871], p. 297.)

Heber J. Grant, President of the Church, 3 Oct. 1930: The great change that has come about since the days of my boyhood in the general attitude toward this people is almost beyond contemplation or expectation. I can remember when I was the junior member of the Council of the Twelve, forty-eight years ago this month, that during my first trips away from home, almost invariably, wherever I went I found opposition. I found ill-will toward the Latter-day Saints. . . . Today, wherever I go I find the opposite feeling; I find good-will; I find kindness; I find readiness and willingness on the part of newspapers to give us favorable public notices. Anything we wish to say they are willing to print. . . . Today, we are getting very favorable publicity. . . . To have over three thousand newspapers; to have the Associated Press; to have the Hearst papers, and to have western papers—especially in Utah and in Idaho—the newspapers generally, give us such extended and favorable articles as this immense volume contains, is a cause of deep gratitude on my part and that of my associates of the General Authorities of the Church.(In One-hundred and First Semi-annual Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [Conference Report, October 1930] [Salt Lake City, Utah: Published by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints], pp. 3–4; paragraphing omitted.)

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Striking Hands and Fellowshipping

Brigham Young, President of the Church, 25 Oct. 1863: When we see the time that we can willingly strike hands and have full fellowship with those who despise the kingdom of God, know ye then that the Priesthood of the Son of God is out of your possession. Let us be careful how we make friends with and fellowship unrighteousness, lest the curse of God descends heavily upon us.” (“Remarks,” reported by G. D. Watt, The Deseret News [weekly], vol. 13, no. 18, edited by Albert Carrington [Great Salt Lake City: 18 Nov. 1863], p. 135; also “Our Relationship and Duty to God and His Kingdom . . . ,” reported by G. D. Watt, Journal of Discourses, vol. 10 [Liverpool: Published by Daniel H. Wells, 1865], p. 273.)

And it came to pass that they did have their signs, yea, their secret signs, and their secret words; and this that they might distinguish a brother who had entered into the covenant, that whatsoever wickedness his brother should do he should not be injured by his brother, nor by those who did belong to his band, who had taken this covenant.” (Helaman 6:22.)




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Satanic Cult Operating Within Church


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