Pair of Rumors False Alarms, Members Told

“Pair of Rumors False Alarms, Members Told,” Ensign, July 1986, 75

Pair of Rumors False Alarms, Members Told

Church members have been advised to avoid being a party to two recurrent rumors, one concerning a major business firm and the other concerning a petition supposedly submitted to the Federal Communications Commission of the United States.

Both stories have been circulating for some time, and both are false.

A statement released by the Church’s Public Communications Department May 14 said:

“Rumors have been spread that the Proctor & Gamble Company has some connection with satanism and devil worship based on the firm’s moon and stars trademark. Latter-day Saints are counseled not to be parties to these false rumors.”

The release also counseled Church members to ignore rumors that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering a petition from a self-proclaimed atheist to ban all religious broadcasting. “These rumors are false,” the statement said, “and have no basis in fact and should not be the subject of letters or telephone calls to the FCC.”