Mormons and Politics

The LDS Church is too involved in politics?

Mormons are politically neutral
The Mormon Church never endorses one political party over another and prohibits the use of Church buildings and telephone directories for political purposes. The Church encourages members to be politically active but never dictates which party they should join. While the Church does on rare occasions speak out on moral issues that happen to be hot political topics, it always refers to the moral principle and never to the political parties which endorse or reject that principle.

All Mormons are Republicans?

While there are many influential Mormon Democrats, LDS political diversity is even more apparent abroad, where members of the Church espouse many different political philosophies. Before moving to the United States, for example, my wife, a Brazilian Mormon, belonged to the Brazilian Workers’ Party, a democratic socialist party that opposed Soviet socialism during the cold war.


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