LDS Church as Oppressive

These cartoons, along with newspaper headlines and articles, demonstrate the characterization of the LDS Church as having numerous resources and the ability to stop the ERA. The media portrayal of MERA protesters was overwhelmingly positive; they regularly covered events and provided important publicity for their cause. The LDS Church did not have a favorable depiction in the national media with headlines criticizing their political involvement, use of money, and church patriarchy.