Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Freedom of Religion

Since people really seem to not understand Mormonism, it is certain that most people do not understand the actual stance of Mormons concerning freedom of religion. To paraphrase: while we believe that our church is the only true church, we also vehemently support an individual's right to worship in whatever way they choose. This is based on the LDS belief that God does not force us to do anything, and therefore, we should not force others to do things, either. Rather, it is the responsibility of each individual to seek out and obey the promptings of the Holy Ghost. This link goes to a recent speech given by Mitt Romney at the Beckett Fund for Religious Liberty’s Canterbury dinner, where he elaborates on the connection between freedom and religion.

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