Monday, January 29, 2007
The Latest on Mitt and Mormonism
Deseret Morning News released a new article about Mitt Romney and Mormonism yesterday: "LDS affirms neutrality on Romney and others." It mentions the LDS press release on "Political Neutrality," saying:

Top LDS Church leaders are trying to make it clear that Mormon political candidates, including former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, won't be expected to follow their direction on matters of public policy.

Political observers knowledgeable about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints see the move in a variety of ways, but all agree that an expanded explanation of how the church interacts — or doesn't — with LDS politicians could benefit Romney, or at least give him something to point critics to.

An official church statement, copyrighted in 2006, was posted recently on the LDS Church's Web site. It explains the church does not "attempt to direct or dictate to a government leader." It further explains that while LDS leaders may communicate the church's view to any politician, LDS or not, the church "recognizes that these officials still must make their own choices based on their best judgment and with consideration of the constituencies whom they were elected to represent."

LDS politicians "make their own decisions and may not necessarily be in agreement with one another or even with the publicly stated church position," the statement says.


posted at 2:00 PM  
Comments (2)

At 9:52 PM, Blogger Arthur Sido said...

I remember living in New Hampshire in 1999, and Orrin Hatch was running. He was attending every sacrament meeting in New Hampshire (I was still trapped in mormonism in those days) and I remember him nodding off during the sacrament meeting. He was not nearly as charismatic as Romney, needless to say.

At 4:45 PM, Blogger Juloyes said...

I suppose that sounds just fine now, but the way the church changes its positions on things (think: polygamy, African Americans in the priesthood, etc) it makes them not terribly credible in this regard in my opinion.


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