Sunday, January 22, 2017

Words of a Prophet - Religious Freedom

Where does the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
stand on religious freedom? Our founder, Joseph Smith, set us the example that we still follow today when he said:

"If it has been demonstrated that I have been willing to die for a "Mormon," I am bold to declare before Heaven that I am just as ready to die in defending the rights of a Presbyterian, a Baptist, or a good man of any denomination; for the same principle which would trample upon the rights of the Latter-day Saints would trample upon the rights of the Roman Catholics, or of any other denomination who may be unpopular and too weak to defend themselves. It is a love of liberty which inspires my soul — civil and religious liberty to the whole of the human race."

—Joseph Smith, 1843

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