Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Church calls for more political diversity.

Seriously. Please read this article, which is an interview with Marlin K. Jensen, arranged and overseen by the church's media relations department.

A quote from the article:

The LDS Church, through a high-ranking leader, is making its strongest public statement to date about the need for political diversity among members, while expressing concerns the Republican Party is becoming the "church party."

"There is sort of a division along Mormon/non-Mormon, Republican/Democratic lines," says Elder Marlin Jensen, a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy. "We regret that more than anything -- that there would become a church party and a non-church party. That would be the last thing that we would want to have happen."

I'm interested in any comments.


PaulaJean said...

Hmmm. . . Lots to think about. Harry Reid will be happy to hear this. :-) By the way, I thought his (Harry Reid's) devotional at BYU in the last year was very interesting.

Craig said...

The only reason I register Republican is so I can vote in the primaries. I find things I like in both parties, but am definitely not sold on either party. Someone voting a straight-party ticket is exercising blind faith in an imperfect system. Vote the person or issue, not the party. And anyone who thinks Obama is going to run this country into the ground has been listening to talk radio way too much. We still enjoy a great system with a balance of powers. I hope President Obama will do great things for this country and I look forward to witnessing his tenure. If I don't like it, in four years I'll have another say.

bestgrandkidsever said...

Clearly there must be some who choose a party based on what they (erroneously) think the church expects them to do, but I have to hope the majority chooses one or the other based on how closely the party platform and the candidates' ideals and track record align with what they think is important for our country.