Saturday, March 17, 2007

Intermingled with the Government?

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.


Anonymous said...

Every person has morals and beliefs that he/she cannot detach himself/herself from when making decisions, whether they be about how to raise your family or your country.

The church is not the state, but those who compose the state can be of or from the church. I guess that most president's, if not all, have claimed to be Christians. It has never mattered before and it shouldn't matter now.

Praise the Highlander said...

I agree.