FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Salt Lake City, Utah November 19, 2011. Emily Pearson, author of the newly released book Dancing With Crazy shown in false light on the Friday night ABC Channel 4 News.
An outspoken Ex-Mormon, and daughter of famed LDS writer Carol Lynn Pearson, was shown on an ABC Channel 4 News segment promoting the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The video footage shown was, in actuality, taken from a popular video she made for the I Am an Ex-Mormon video series, but was edited to make it appear that she was endorsing and promoting the LDS Church as a part of their Pro-Mormon video series.
Portraying me publicly as a happy Mormon that is proud to endorse the LDS church undermines who I am personally and professionally and damages the credibility of both me and the book I have written chronicling my journey both in and out of the Mormon Church. Pearson said Saturday. To take my image and words and use them to promote the very institution that caused me so much pain is ridiculous and inexcusable.
Much attention is being given to the I Am a Mormon video series and its attempt to normalize Mormons and portray them in a more positive light. But, there are a huge number of individuals that feel otherwise, have left the Mormon Church and are speaking out about it in their own I Am an Ex-Mormon videos. Equal time needs to be given to those who know, through experience, that being Mormon isnt all that it is advertised to be in this current Church Media Ad Campaign.