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5 Times Jesus Christ Demonstrated Support for Religious Freedom

5 Times Jesus Christ Demonstrated Support for Religious Freedom

According to LDS.org, “Religious freedom is more than just the freedom to believe what you want. It’s also the freedom to talk about and act on your core beliefs without interference from government or others, except when necessary to protect health and safety. It also allows people with similar beliefs to form religious organizations that govern their own affairs.” Members …

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LDS Church Joins Interfaith Group Asking President Obama, US Government to Recognize Religious Liberty

LDS Church Joins Interfaith Group Asking President Obama, US Government to Recognize Religious Liberty

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The following letter has been sent to President Barack Obama, Sen. Orrin Hatch and House Speaker Paul Ryan in response to a report issued by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The letter is signed by a diverse group of faith leaders (including Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), representing tens …

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Elder Dallin H. Oaks Encourages LDS Members to Engage in Constructive Religious Freedom Debates

Elder Dallin H. Oaks Encourages LDS Members to Engage in Constructive Religious Freedom Debates

News Release from Mormon Newsroom At a religious freedom conference for Latter-day Saints in the Dallas and Fort Worth areas, Elder Dallin H. Oaks encouraged members to get involved “in a constructive way in the vital contest for religious freedom.” Emphasizing messages he has shared previously, he counseled local Mormons to seek a cease-fire in the culture wars and to …

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LDS Church Honors National Religious Freedom Day

LDS Church Honors National Religious Freedom Day

Support Religious Freedom is an educational Facebook page run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The goal of the page is to provide news and information about religious freedom. To honor Religious Freedom Day, celebrated in America on January 16, the page shared a new video explaining why religious freedom is so important and should be protected. …

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Religious Freedom Expert: “American families need family home evening”

This article was originally posted on Mormon Newsroom Blog. “Our political life can be improved through emulating family life,” Dr. Daniel Mark told a gathering at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, Thursday. Dr. Mark is an expert on religious freedom and political science assistant professor at Villanova University. “Defending religious freedom, now more than ever, depends on promoting what …

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Church Not Neutral When It Comes to Religious Freedom, Statement Says

Church Not Neutral When It Comes to Religious Freedom, Statement Says

According to a statement released today by Mormon Newsroom, the Church’s position is one of support of religious freedom for all religions. Read the full statement below. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is neutral in regard to party politics and election campaigns. However, it is not neutral in relation to religious freedom. The following statements by Joseph …

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Elder Dallin H. Oaks Calls for Balance and Accommodation, Not Culture Wars

Elder Dallin H. Oaks Calls for Balance and Accommodation, Not Culture Wars

Originally posted on Mormon Newsroom. A leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints told a gathering of several hundred lawyers, judges and religious leaders in California today that secularists and religionists with opposing views should seek balance and accommodation with each other rather than total victory for one side only. Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum …

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Elder Rasband Calls for “Religious Freedom and Fairness for All”

Elder Rasband Calls for "Religious Freedom and Fairness for All"

Originally posted on Mormon Newsroom. Speaking to students at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, Tuesday, September 15, 2015, Ronald A. Rasband of the Presidency of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said, “Our society has become so blind by its quest to redress wrongful discrimination against one class of people that it is now …

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Salt Lake City Officer Placed On Leave for Requesting Not to Participate in Gay Pride Parade Speaks Out on Religious Freedom

Salt Lake City Officer Placed On Leave for Requesting Not to Participate in Gay Pride Parade Speaks Out on Religious Freedom

Eric Moutsos doesn’t believe he should have to leave his personal convictions at home when he walks out the door to go to work — particularly his religious beliefs. But his former boss, Salt Lake Police Chief Chris Burbank, says when an officer shows up to work for his department, that officer is expected to do their job. And if …

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