President David O. McKay

The Cause of Liberty

“Freedom of thought, freedom of speech, freedom of action within boundaries that do not infringe upon the liberty of others are man’s inherent right, …To coerce, to compel, to bring into servitude is Satan’s plan for the human family.”


False and delusive spirits

False and Delusive Spirits

“Lucifer made his followers believe that he was a far more tender-hearted and merciful being than Jesus, and got all he could to help him sympathize for the miseries that must follow the abominable crimes of man on the earth, and they want it for salvation anyhow, right or wrong…”


Elder Dallin H. Oaks

Weightier Matters

“The Church opposes elective abortion for personal or social convenience. Our members are taught that, subject only to some very rare exceptions, they must not submit to, perform, encourage, pay for, or arrange for an abortion. That direction tells us what we need to do on the weightier matters of the law…”





Political Neutrality

“The Church does… Reserve the right as an institution to address, in a nonpartisan way, issues that it believes have significant community or moral consequences or that directly affect the interests of the Church.”


Joseph Smith Jnr.

D&C 123:7-17 “…strongly riveted the creeds…blinded by the subtle craftiness of men…”

“…upheld by the influence of that spirit which hath so strongly riveted the creeds of the fathers, who have inherited lies, upon the hearts of the children, and filled the world with confusion, and has been growing stronger and stronger, and is now the very mainspring of all corruption, and the whole earth groans under the weight of its iniquity. …Therefore, that we should waste and wear out our lives in bringing to light all the hidden things of darkness, wherein we know them…”