Religion: June 2011 Archives

It appears that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is now officially and publicly pro-migrant (sombrero tip to Memeorandum):

The bedrock moral issue for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is how we treat each other as children of God.

The history of mass expulsion or mistreatment of individuals or families is cause for concern especially where race, culture, or religion are involved. This should give pause to any policy that contemplates targeting any one group, particularly if that group comes mostly from one heritage.
Official Statement (10 June 2011)

Generally, as far as I understand it as a non-Mormon, it is the position of the Mormon Church not to get involved in politics. There's certain issues that the Mormon Church does take a stand on though. For example, see the film Prop 8: The Mormon Proposition to see how effective the Mormon Church was in attacking LGBTQ equality in California.

It's good to see the Mormon Church starting to devote some of the energy they've spent on attacking LGBTQ people, towards empowering migrants. It's a major victory for the pro-migrant community. Nativists (whom I prefer not to link to) know it and that's why they've been so quick to attack.

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