Doing the Right Things for the Right Reasons

Harold B. Lee
Harold B. Lee


‘All through the last political campaign they were saying, “Why doesn’t the Church tell us how we should vote?” If the Church had done that, we would have a lot of Democrats or Republicans who would have wanted to apostatize. We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers and magistrates. We are told to obey the laws of God and we will have no need to break the laws of the land. When they would ask me who to vote for in the coming election, I would tell them to read Mosiah 29 and Section 134 of the Doctrine and Covenants, pray about that, and any Latter-day Saint could know who to vote for in any given election. It is just as simple as that.’

Original Source

Elder Harold B. Lee
Of the Council of the Twelve Apostles
Harold B. Lee, Address given at Brigham Young University, 19 April 1961
Accessed 05/9/2016