“Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s,
and unto God the things that are God’s.”
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are fine people. I love my Mormon family and friends.
During this fractious and divisive Presidential election, through Facebook it became evident a majority of my LDS family and friends support President Trump. I wonder, does their Church influence members politics and vote?
No doubt most would answer, “No.” Certainly, politics is never promoted from the pulpit nor in the myriad of Church organization, meeting and publications. Nonetheless, it seem to me impossible to extricate religion, any religion, from politics.
Caveat: “Figures don’t lie, but liars can figure.” I see that of Utah’s 3.2 million residents, 2.1 million, 66%, are LDS. The current U.S. electoral map gives 58.4% of Utah’s votes to Trump.
With two of three Utah residents being LDS and six of ten voting for Trump, I wonder? Given the Church’s billions-of-dollars invested in Capitalism it will never happen, but, if word trickled down that the Prophet’s political course had turned hard Left, might Utah’s (and Idaho’s) electoral map colors transform from red to blue?