Among the many concerns that others have about having a Mormon as a president is the worry that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will use its influence to manipulate national policy. The Church's involvement can best be illustrated in Utah, the state in which the Church has the greatest social influence.
Click here to see how involved the Church was during the 2007 Utah Legislative Session.
The official policy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is political neutrality, but when lawmakers are considering issues which would have significant impact on religious and moral issues, it may express its concerns. There have even been times when the Church actively campaigns against or for certain laws.