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Seperation of Church and Romney

Today, the Church of Latter Day Saints shot back at the Boston Globe for their articleaccusing the Church of consulting with Romney’s camp on issues related to his campaign.

The article accuses Romney of using his membership with “the Mormon Church to map out plans for a nationwide network of Mormon supporters to help [him] capture the presidency in 2008.”

In response to these accusations the Church of Latter Day Saints responded by saying that the “church sent a letter to its stakes and wards last week reminding them of their obligation to be politically neutral.”

The letter outlined these points:

1) “The Church has no connection or involvement whatever with the campaign or activities of any politician or candidate.”

2) The meeting “was a routine response of a Church leader to a request for a courtesy visit, and not a meeting to decide fund-raising tactics for a candidate.”

3) “The Church goes to considerable lengths to emphasize to its members the institutional neutrality of the Church on partisan matters, including sending out a letter to be read from every pulpit before elections. “

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October 20, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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