Sunday, March 25, 2007 links to politically conservative websites

The News Room/ Public Issues section of the church's website includes the official statement about political neutrality, including the following text:

The Church's mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, not to elect politicians. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is neutral in matters of party politics.

The Church does not:

  • Endorse, promote or oppose political parties, candidates or platforms....
  • Attempt to direct its members as to which candidate or party they should give their votes to. This policy applies whether or not a candidate for office is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints....

However,  the side-bar (titled "Additional Resources") on the same page links to several sites, some of which promote a politically conservative agenda, and to articles that seem to promote Mitt Romney.  While these are  not direct political endorsements, it seems the church is entering a grayer area driven by the need to  clarify attacks against Mitt Romney.  Here are the "Additional Resources" links:

"Mormon President? No Problem. Have Faith," The New Republic

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