Mormon church reminds its leadership to steer clear of politics
June 29th, 2011
04:14 PM ET
3 years ago

Mormon church reminds its leadership to steer clear of politics

(CNN)- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) is reminding its leaders to stay away from endorsing political candidates or offering political statements.

In a letter dated June 16. LDS President Thomas S. Monson provided LDS members with "further clarification of the church's position on political neutrality."

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  1. GI Joe

    Trying to hang onto that tax-free status, huh.

    It's a CULT!! Set up by Joseph Smith, not Jesus Christ.

    June 29, 2011 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  2. Oregon Calling

    You know those people that come to your doors and want to "Spread the word"? Have you ever asked them if they are registered voters? Guess what, the ones that I have asked say that they DON'T VOTE!!!!!!!!! Ask them sometime, do not take my word for it.

    Peace :-)

    June 29, 2011 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  3. XWngLady

    Too late. The moment key leaders suggested that darker people were somehow inferior/cursed, they interjected themselves into the political sphere. This will be discussed and illuminated and in the words of Darth Vader, "there'll be no escape for [Romney] this time"!

    June 29, 2011 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    "Obama acts like raising the debt ceiling is a fundamental requirement of congress. It is not.
    In fact, it is absolutely a fundamental part of the federal government's job to keep debt below the ceiling they have established for themselves. "

    Actually, the 14th Amendment makes it exrtemely debateable whether the debt ceiling is even Constitutional to begin with, let alone trying to use the debt ceiling as the means for preventing the country from paying its debts. The GOP wants to force a nuclear option here and then either try to impeach Obama when he orders Geithner to continune paying our debts, etc., after the GOP fails to or prevent us from raising the ceiling OR maybe just sit back and hope they win in 2012 so they can go on a drunken trickle-down wealth redistribution plutocratic spending spree like they did the entire time Dubya was in office AND not have to raise the debt ceiling like they did multiple times between 2000 and 2008.

    June 29, 2011 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  5. Beverly - NYC

    Don't endorse, but send money to the right candidate wink, wink!.

    June 29, 2011 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  6. Sylvia Saint

    Anyone know the religious affiliation of the Koch (Coke) brothers?

    June 29, 2011 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  7. gt

    thats what you are suppose to do.. all religions..

    June 29, 2011 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |