"Really?" Thoughts on the Church's new statement on political parties
The LDS Church has long held tight to the idea that its a politically neutral organization, though, at least for me, this has always seemed like somewhat of a sham. Given the upcoming election season, I guess, it seems the Church has changed its tune a little this year. In a statement read over the pulpit last Sunday, the First Presidency urged people away from political inactivity and then stated the following: "Principles compatible with the gospel may be found in the platforms of all major political parties."
Wow! Did that say what I think it said? Or am I just reading too much into it? Personally, I'm not too optimistic about it. Besides providing an extra stone in the sling of the tens of Mormons who claim to be Democrats, I doubt it'll make any difference. Do Mormons really vote Republican because the Church "tells" them to, or do they vote that way because they are, for the most part, white and middle-class? But really, who cares about my opinion? What do you loyal bloggers think about the news?