Friday, October 26, 2012

31 Days of Faith {We Believe 12...}

"We believe in being subject to kings, president, rulers, magistrates in obeying, honoring and sustaining the law."

We are counseled to be law abiding citizens in our own respective countries.  I can speak for myself and say that I am very Patriotic and take very seriously my right to vote as I take part in the political process.  But, to make things clear, my Church stays politically neutral and does not tell us how to vote.  We are only counseled to pray about candidates and take note of moral issues.

With a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints seeking the highest office in the land, it is important for others to understand our Church's political neutrality.  Despite popular headlines, the leaders of the LDS Church will not be telling Mitt Romney how to run the country should he get elected just as the Vatican did not counsel with Kennedy.

On a different note, a celebrity recently insinuated that we, as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are not permitted by our religion to serve in the military.  This is completely FALSE.  There are many faithful Latter Day Saints serving in the US Armed Forces and other military forces around the world.  My oldest son is serving in the US Air Force.  We are just as proud and pleased with him as we are with our Missionary serving son.

We even have a Military Relations Department within our Church.

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**I am not a spokesperson for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  
If you would like to read up on the Church's Political Neutrality, you can go here.**


  1. so much confusion over politics and religion! Many Catholics have been democrat from the cradle and now with the social issues and freedom of religion issues the main focus of that party in direct opposition to the principals of our faith, it has been a difficult adjustment for many...
    and isn't the current chief of staff Mormon?

  2. Yes, the Church won't ever tell Mormons how to vote. The Church simply encourages Mormons to be active in their communities and emphasizes the importance of voting. I know Mormons affiliated with many different political parties. And certainly Mormons have always served in the military. Hollywood strikes again at getting it completely wrong!


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