MCRD San Diego experienced a sudden switch of its name to “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,” according to the Marine Corps Times. And no one has a clue how it happened. But some exceptionally talented Marine is probably going get busted down a rank when they figure it out.
The Marine Corps Times reported,
Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego’s typically buttoned up Facebook page spiraled out of control Thursday evening, and no one can figure out what in the name of the angel Moroni is going on.
Bogged down by technical difficulties and a little dash of Joseph Smith persuasion, the official designation of the California-based recruit training page mysteriously swapped its usual name for the completely-out-of-left-field label of “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”
No reasons have been provided as to how or why the switch occurred. Additionally, the Facebook page’s moderator initially appeared to be unable to reverse the account’s religious conversion. The page appears to have since been suspended, at least until it excommunicates itself from the Mormon church.
For its part, The Marine Corps is working to fix it.
“This is the official page for Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. We are experiencing difficulties with the name of our page, and we are in the process of addressing the situation. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please stay informed on our official page for Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.” Brigham Young, er.. MCRD San Diego
The humor of it is probably lost on the officials in charge of the Marine Corps, since they are having to figure out how the name got changed, who did the dastardly deed, and how to change it back. (Not necessarily in that order).
But it did serve to dish up something funny at a time when serious stories dominate the news feeds.
The few. The proud. The Mormons. 😂 @USMC
— Free ✪ (@Nathaniel_Free) January 10, 2020
— Navy Times (@NavyTimes) January 10, 2020
— Patricia Kime (@patriciakime) January 10, 2020
Now THAT truly fits the moniker of “misguided children.”