At one point on the parade route, there was a special section roped off. When ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, with His flowing robes and majestic bearing, walked up to the roped-off section, a reporter quickly took advantage to get a story, which appeared the next day on the front page of the newspaper. As ‘Abdu’l-Bahá returned to His hotel, He saw an important church leader walking proudly with a group of people. The leader had spoken out calling ‘Abdu’l-Bahá a ‘false Christ‘. The next morning, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and His group went to the Mormon Temple. Fujita reported, “Can’t get in. Strange thing, they don’t let us in.” ‘Abdu’l-Bahá said, “This Salt Lake City is beautiful, but spiritually dead.
(Earl Redman, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in Their Midst, p. 209)