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Famous Choir Is Getting A Name Change – Here’s What It Is And Why

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints more commonly known as “Mormon” church recently announced that it will be removing the word “Mormon” from the iconic choir’s name as the church continues what is being called “correction”. The leaders of the religious group announced that the choir will now be known as the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, 

In August, church president Russell M. Nelson, 94, requested people stop using “Mormon” or “LDS” as substitutes for the religion’s full name. The only acceptable shorthand, he said at the time, is “Latter-day Saints.”

Nelson said the “Lord has impressed upon my mind the importance of the name he has revealed for his church.” He went on to say the church’s name is “not negotiable,” recognizing, though, that it will be a “challenge to undo tradition of more than 100 years.”

“We just want to correct an error, that’s all,” Nelson said. “[I]t’s not Mormon’s church, it’s not Moses’ church; it’s the church of Jesus Christ.”

Watch a statement from the church leader below:

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