Originally Posted by Savage Mikey
This seems hypocritical. On one hand you think the religion shouldn't run our government but when it comes to restricting the rights of others via the government based on religion, thats okay.
We believe that people should vote for what they feel is right. That includes everyone. We believe the official government should not restrict people based on religion. Let's say you're atheist, and you think abortion is good (just an example). I don't think a government official, that happens to be Mormon, should try and stop you from voting for pro-abortion laws or pro-abortion representatives. We also don't think that official, if a pro-abortion law is implemented, should ignore that law based on personal convictions. But we believe a private citizen can vote however and for whomever they want. Our religious leaders just advise on what is right and wrong, and they let their members decide for themselves. It's why the LDS Church does not endorse presidential candidates or parties, even Mitt Romney.