Friday, November 9, 2012


My church leaders, who never told our members how to vote in the past election, have released this statement about the elections. It's time to rebuild unity in our country and support our new president. It's the American way. (Google image below.)

News Release — 6 November 2012
The First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement Tuesday: 

"We congratulate President Obama on winning a second term as President of the United States.

After a long campaign, this is now a time for Americans to come together. It is a long tradition among Latter-day Saints to pray for our national leaders in our personal prayers and in our congregations. We invite Americans everywhere, whatever their political persuasion, to pray for the President, for his administration and the new Congress as they lead us through difficult and turbulent times. May our national leaders reflect the best in wisdom and judgment as they fulfill the great trust afforded to them by the American people.

We also commend Governor Romney for engaging at the highest level of our democratic process which, by its nature, demands so much of those who offer themselves for public service. We wish him and his family every success in their future endeavors."


Kay said...

This is such a wonderful, perfect post for these days after the election, Lin. I have a friend who is bitterly upset by the election which surprised me. I knew he was conservative, but to be this violently angry is surprising and disappointing. I am hoping that in time he can embrace the idea of coming together again.

Linda Reeder said...

This is a very good and appropriate message. It is the message that we should be hearing from all folks who consider themselves Godly. Unfortunately it is not. Some reactions within my own circle of friends and family have been appalling.
Thank you to the LDS Church.

SandyCarlson said...

Let's hear it for coming together! May we do it.