The Church And Politics
Over the weekend, the press heavily covered LDS Church President Hinckley's talk condemning racism. Was that talk related to the Church's statement that gently encouraged political pluralism? A hot topic right now is immigration. The Church is surely wary of the fact that many of the illegal immigrants in Utah are Mormons. The immigration debate is sliding in and out of racism laced insanity and has everyone on edge. Is the Church worried that the most frantic voices in the immigration debate are the same people who fraudulently carry the Church's banner into the political breach? Is the Church worried the political actions of their people will pigeon hole them forever in the Mountain West, stalling missionary efforts? Is the Church worried they will end up like Evangelical Christians whose political activities prevent them from getting traction outside of the South?