I’ve never heard of them before, but LDS Article of faith #11 is how we respond to folks with which we disagree:
well…they claim almost exactly what you do,…how do we know which of them God actually spoke to? Maybe the guy in Mexico…after all, I saw no reports that he had at least 9 versions of HIS story…
We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.
Its been made pretty clear to me - Catholics are much bigger on fighting heresy and taking strong issue with claims of other churches. LDS are content to hand out a book of Mormon and invite you to ask God about it.
Honestly, we don’t spend a lot of time bashing other faiths. I mean, individual mormons will, but institutionally there’s been very little of it. Some folks will have anecdotes that say otherwise, and anecdotes are anecdotes. My kids memorize and practice the AOF, and we work on teaching them not to succumb to peer pressure and disrespect the other guy just because they’re different.
That is simply not true. First…as an LDS missionary, we TAUGHT that no other church was true. Calling other churches liars or untrue is not bashing?
But, let us look at what LDS leaders say:
John Taylor said . . .
“We talk about Christianity, but it is a perfect pack of nonsense… Myself and hundreds of the Elders around me have seen its pomp, parade, and glory; and what is it? It is a sounding brass and a tinkling symbol; it is as corrupt as hell; and the Devil could not invent a better engine to spread his work than the Christianity of the nineteenth century,” (Journal of Discourses, vol. 6, 1858, p. 167).
“Where shall we look for the true order or authority of God? It cannot be found in any nation of Christendom,” (Journal of Discourses, vol. 10, 1863, p. 127).
Joseph Fielding Smith said . . .
“Again, following the death of his apostles, apostasy once more set in, and again the saving principles and ordinances of the gospel were changed to suit the conveniences and notions of the people. Doctrines were corrupted, authority lost, and a false order of religion took the place of the gospel of Jesus Christ, just as it had been the case in former dispensations, and the people were left in spiritual darkness,” (Doctrines of Salvation, page 266).
Spencer W. Kimball (12th LDS President of the Mormon Church) – “Presumptuous and blasphemous are they who purport to baptize, bless, marry, or perform other sacraments in the name of the Lord while in fact lacking the specific authorization” (Miracles of Forgiveness, pg.55).
“Both Catholics and Protestants are nothing less than the “whore of Babylon” whom the lord denounces by the mouth of John the Revelator as having corrupted all the earth by their fornications and wickedness.” (Mormon Apostle Pratt, The Seer, p.255)
"Believers in the doctrines of modern Christendom will reap damnation to their souls (Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, p.177)
“Brother Taylor has just said that the religions of the day were hatched in hell. The eggs were laid in hell, hatched on its borders, and kicked on to the earth” (Journal of Discourses 6:176). John Taylor (Mormonism’s 3rd President) –
When asked “Will all be damned but Mormons?” Smith replied, "Yes, " (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pg. 119).
“Are Christians ignorant? Yes, as ignorant of the things of God as the brute beast” (Journal of Discourses, John Taylor [3rd Mormon President], 13:225).
“All the priests who adhere to the sectarian [Christian] religions of the day with all their followers, without one exception, receive their portion with the devil and his angels” (The Elders Journal, Joseph Smith, ed. Vol. 1, n. 4, 60).
[Under the heading, “Church of the Devil,” Apostle Bruce R. McConkie lists:] “The Roman Catholic Church specifically—singled out, set apart, described, and designated as being ‘most abominable above all other churches’ (I Ne. 13:5)” (Mormon Doctrine, 1958, 129).
and these are just a few.
Don’t bash other faiths, huh?