There's plenty of sentiment against the church and/or it's commited members as a whole from all sides of the political spectrum. There were plenty of Republicans I knew who went , IMHO, beyond the mark of pointing out simply the fact that Romney shouldn't be trusted in positions of power for approving of the Patriot Act, the NDAA, and using a very worldly excuse to try and justify being pro-abortion, his situation in trying to win against Ted Kennedy made the whole story even more disturbing. If that's the case, then I can at least understand the problems to be had with Romney, because well, even I as a member of the church shared those sentiments. However, unlike some bloggers, I am afraid that trying to argue all Mormons believe what Mitt Romney does is rediculous, and that, I argued against and/or referred to the I Am a Mormon campaign to show how rediculous the idea was. However, in hindsight, it did offer me a good opportunity not to defend Romney, but the genuinely diverse set of people that comprises the membership, for that, i am thankful.jonholb55 wrote:The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a strict policy of political neutrality. A very familiar statement regarding LDS Church political neutrality is read over the pulpit before every U.S. election. In that same statement, the Saints are told that they are free to make their own decisions but to remember to vote for people with high moral standards, honesty and integrity. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints neither endorses or opposes any candidate. The Church reserves the right to speak out on moral issues that confront society. In my humble opinion that to make the blanket statement that President Thomas S. Monson is telling the LDS faithful not to vote for Mitt Romney is obsurd. A couple of years ago, Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid was a forum speaker at BYU. This is further proof of political neutrality of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. However, again, this is my humble opinion, that the current positions of Democrat Party runs counter to the culture of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. I also find fault with the intelligensia of the Republican Party in the aftermath of the 2012 election. The Republican Party lacks a moral set of convictions or principles that would even justify their existence.
All sides of politics have some serious beef with the church, and this is totally understandable given that if people repented and really adhered to the gospel of Christ, Unconstitutional politics, the welfare state, and so on, simply would not sell.