12. “You don’t read the Bible; Latter-day Saints have their own Bible.”
I’m glad you told me this—you just saved me a lot of reading. The truth is, Latter-day Saints do read the Bible and consider it scripture. In fact, this year, Sunday lessons around the world will be teaching about the Old Testament.
In addition to the Bible, though, we also study other scripture which we believe complements (and does not replace) the Bible.
These include the Book of Mormon (where the nickname, “the Mormons,” comes from), modern-day revelation contained in a book called the Doctrine & Covenants, additional scripture including the book of Moses that’s contained in the Pearl of Great Price, and the words of our modern prophets. It’s this belief in continuing revelation from heaven that is part of what sets Latter-day Saints apart from other Christian religions.
13. “How does it feel to be an oppressed Latter-day Saint woman?”
14. “You can’t use mirrors.”
Doing my hair would certainly be a lot harder if this myth were true. Thankfully, mirrors are definitely something Latter-day Saints can use.
This misunderstanding doesn’t actually come from confusion with a vampire legend like you might think. An LDS Living reader who heard this myth explains:
“It came from the person seeing missionaries backing . . . up [a car] and the assumption that they did this because they could not use their rearview mirrors or something like that. It would seem they could back up without the mirrors, but I don't think the person thought of that.”