"We do not tell them how to vote,
and we do not tell the government how it
should be run."
President and Prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1996.
"We urge voters of Utah to vote NO on Proposition 2"
Official Church Announcement sent via email to members of the Church on August 23, 2018
TO URGE: to force or impel in an indicated direction or into motion or greater speed
Below is the email I received last week:
- Out of all 50 US States, Utah had the Seventh-Highest Drug Overdose Rate in the US between 2013 and 2015
- The LDS Church owns over 1 billion dollars in big pharma stocks.
- Cannabis is natures medicine and it can alleviate suffering from so many medical conditions
- Agency is the ability and privilege God gives us to choose and to act for ourselves.