Anti-Mormon protesters at the
April 2004 LDS General Conference
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has attracted critics from its earliest days. These pictures provide a small glimpse at the efforts of some critics of the Church. These pictures were taken April 3-4, 2004, in Salt Lake City, during an LDS General Conference. Protesters positioned themselves all around Temple Square, but mostly between Temple Square and the Conference Center. These pictures were taken by Allen Wyatt.
Under each picture you will find some comments by the photographer, as well as some links that provide additional information that explain the sensationalistic claims of the protesters.
We allow all people to worship who, where, or what they may–and trust the reader can determine if picketing a sacred edifice during worship services is Christian behavior.
The LDS do, indeed, fear God and strive to keep His commandments.
What do the LDS teach about God?
Jesus taught wisely when He said we should beware of false teachers.
These protesters believe that LDS prophets are false teachers.
What do Mormons Believe About Prophets?
Notice the protesters on the right, with a clothesline strung between their signs.
That is a pair of sacred LDS garments (underwear) hanging from the line.
Why Do Some LDS Wear Temple Garments?
Some protesters believe that only the King James Version of the Bible is correct. According
to them, other translations (such as the New Interational Version and New King James Version)
are Satan’s books, along with the Book of Mormon.
Do the LDS Believe that Any One Bible Version is Inerrant?
These protesters are pushing not only for tolerance of homosexuality, but for acceptance of such behavior.
What is the LDS position regarding homosexuality?
The LDS do, indeed believe that Jesus Christ was crucified, buried,
and rose again so sinners can be saved. We believe He is our personal Savior.
What do the LDS believe about the Atonement of Jesus Christ?
This protester is mocking our prophet, Gordon B. Hinckley.
What do the LDS believe concerning prophets and prophecy?
Are the LDS “thieves, liars, and perverts?”
Why do anti-Mormons attack the Church?