Sunday, September 5, 2010

Can Mormons be Democrats?

Yes! The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does not endorse any political party or candidate. None! (Very rarely, the Prophet will take a stand on a particular issue. This is very rare, and it usually is for issues related to or likely to impact families. I remember only 3 instances in my almost 40 years.)

If anyone tells you differently, they are misinformed, or trying to sell you something.

There is one popular talk show host, Glenn Beck, who has some pretty strong political views. He happens to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon). Personally, I do not agree with many of the opinions he expresses. I believe that most talk show hosts, regardless of their beliefs, are trying to increase their audience and inflame issues beyond what they normally would.

They should not be accepted as spokespersons for their religions, unless that religion appoints them as such.

In other words, Mormons are members of many different political parties. The Mormon church does not require or encourage membership in any party.

1 comment:

  1. I thought of this when I got a flyer in the mail where they were requesting money to oust Harry Reid (a mormon, senate majority leader, and democrat) out of office. I think we should put him and Glenn Beck in the same room together, ooo talk about two different mormons. But it makes it much for fun that way. Who wants to be drones? Love that we come in all shapes and sizes.