SCRIPTURE: “We believe that religion is instituted of God; and that men are amenable to him, and to him only, for the exercise of it, unless their religious opinions prompt them to infringe upon the rights and liberties of others.” –D&C 134:4. [source]
LETTER: “We urge Church members to let their voices be heard in opposition to the legalization of recreational marijuana use.” –excerpt from a letter from the First Presidency to leaders and members in Arizona, California, and Nevada, 12 October 2016. [source]
COMMENTARY: Muslims and Jews believe eating pork is contrary to God’s commandments. Is it right for them to impose their religious taboos on the rest of us? If not, why do Mormons feel they are morally justified trying to enshrine in law their own peculiar religious beliefs, especially when their scriptures explicitly forbid it? What we have here is a large organization pretending to be a church run by a group of old men pretending to be prophets. If the LDS church can’t keep out of the political arena, maybe it’s time to enact laws that tax political organizations masquerading as churches. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.