Commentary — 19 OCTOBER 2006

Political Neutrality

Salt Lake City — 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints takes issue with The Boston Globe on their 19 and 22 October 2006 stories suggesting the Church is institutionally supporting a political campaign.

The Church issued the following statement in response:

“In light of articles appearing in the media, we reaffirm the position of neutrality taken by the Church, and affirm the long-standing policy that no member occupying an official position in any organization of the Church is authorized to speak in behalf of the Church concerning the Church’s stand on political issues."

Read more on the Church and its political neutrality.

Additional response to The Boston Globe misrepresentation:

"Romney Pal Takes Blame for Dust-up." The Salt Lake Tribune

Article Called Inaccurate; Church Asserts Neutrality,” Deseret News

LDS Church Responds to Boston Globe, Romney,” Hotline

The Boston Globe and A ‘Nationwide Network of Mormon Supporters,’” Article VI Blog

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