TV campaign targeting Mormon church’s tax status kicks off in Utah
First Published Jan 10 2017 01:03PM
Last Updated Jan 12 2017 09:14 pm
Michael Mangum | Special to the Tribune
LGBT activist Fred Karger presents a commercial that will air on television this week during a news conference at the Hilton hotel in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Karger said the ad campaign will encourage Mormons and ex-Mormons to come forward with information about the LDS church's business and political dealings in a forthcoming complaint to the IRS regarding their tax-exempt status.
Former members discuss perceived misdeeds in spot slated for cable and broadcast networks.
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The TV ads begin the same week the Mormon Leaks website revealed pay stubs purporting to show what the LDS Church pays its top ecclesiastical leaders. Karger said he is not affiliated with the site, which was founded by Las Vegas resident and former Mormon Ryan McKnight, but added that he and McKnight support each another.