unite to be sure we are not coerced or deterred into silence

Mormons talk the talk but fail to walk the walk in New Zealand


People of Faith Should Defend Freedom of Religion, Elder Oaks Says

Freedom of religion strengthens society, and people of faith should unite in its defense, according to Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. In an interview provided prior to a speech at the Chapman

Religious community must unite

“The religious community must unite to be sure we are not coerced or deterred into silence by . . . intimidation or threatening rhetoric,” Elder Oaks said. “Whether or not such actions are anti-religious, they are surely antidemocratic and should be condemned by all who are interested in democratic government,” he said. “There should be room for all good-faith views in the public square, be they secular, religious, or a mixture of the two. When expressed sincerely and without sanctimoniousness, the religious voice adds much to the text and tenor of public debate.”

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