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14 Stock Photos That Got 'Mormons' Totally Wrong

It's no secret that Mormons are a peculiar people and that sometimes, people who aren't members of the Church have a hard time understanding us. But never have I been so keenly aware of the understanding gap as when I search for LDS stock photos online. 

While there are quite a few lovely photos of temples and copies of the Book of Mormon, check out these 14 pictures and illustrations that show we still have a ways to go when it comes to helping others understand Latter-day Saints. 

This Amish-looking guy

Hilariously Strange Stock Photos You Find When You Search for 'Mormon'

His expression is exactly what mine looked like when I found this photo.

-->Related Reading - 'I'm Not Amish': 9 Things People Get Wrong about Mormons

A (slightly creepy) vintage doll

Hilariously Strange Stock Photos You Find When You Search for 'Mormon'

No matter where I move, her eyes follow me. 

A pioneer dressed all in black

Hilariously Strange Stock Photos You Find When You Search for 'Mormon'

She looks as sad as I feel right now. 

This adorably incorrect "missionary" 

Hilariously Strange Stock Photos You Find When You Search for 'Mormon'

Married, on a mission, handing out Bibles, and riding a bike? 

A school bus

Hilariously Strange Stock Photos You Find When You Search for 'Mormon'

To be fair, for some LDS families, a bus might be the easiest way to get all your kids to Church

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The LDS Easter Bunny

Hilariously Strange Stock Photos You Find When You Search for 'Mormon'

In case you were curious what she looks like. 

-->Related Reading - How to Have a Christ-Centered Easter (Without Skipping the Bunny)

This building that is very clearly not an "LDS Church"

Hilariously Strange Stock Photos You Find When You Search for 'Mormon'

But it does lead me to my next overly common find....

Crosses.

Hilariously Strange Stock Photos You Find When You Search for 'Mormon'

Crosses everywhere. 

This "Tall Redneck," as he was described

Hilariously Strange Stock Photos You Find When You Search for 'Mormon'

He's apparently Mormon. And "laughing" and "fun." (I don't see any of it.)

Another "Mormon farmer"

Hilariously Strange Stock Photos You Find When You Search for 'Mormon'

Stock photo sites are really trying to convince me that this is a thing. 

The unhelpful but expected Mormon butterfly

Hilariously Strange Stock Photos You Find When You Search for 'Mormon'

So pretty! 

The Mormon cricket

Hilariously Strange Stock Photos You Find When You Search for 'Mormon'

Also unhelpful but expected, though not as fun to accidentally run across as the Mormon butterfly.

Pictures of Utah national parks

Hilariously Strange Stock Photos You Find When You Search for 'Mormon'

From Bryce Canyon to Zion National Park, apparently nothing says "Mormon" like red rocks. 

And my personal favorite, this guy:

Hilariously Strange Stock Photos You Find When You Search for 'Mormon'

Who needs a sign? The fedora says it all.

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