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“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.