Mormon official on church stance in politics: ‘We do not direct them on how to vote’

“The church has always encouraged people to be a part of the political process and to register to vote. However, … Continued

“The church has always encouraged people to be a part of the political process and to register to vote. However, we do not direct them on how to vote.”

Michael Purdy, a spokesman for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on the church’s stance in the 2012 presidential election. The church reiterated its position in the wake of an e-mail suggesting Mormons in Nevada to register the faithful, a message that was linked to a Romney supporter.

Read more in the Faith 2012 Quote Archives.


Republican presidential candidate speaking in Jacksonville on Sept. 12, 2012.

  • Tornogal

    Purdy’s comment in the headline says it all: “We do not direct them on how to vote.”

    Well, what DO you “direct them” on? The fact “direct them” even comes out of his mouth should give us pause.

    Another reason the prospects of a Romney presidency are chilling.

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