The Missionaries Will Teach...
Latter-day Saints believe in obeying and honoring the laws of their own
nation, regardless of which nation it is. The Church teaches them to be good
citizens and active in their communities and in the political process.
But we emphasize that they are doing so as concerned citizens, not as
official representatives of the Church.
Some Additional Thoughts...
This is a principle that Mormons tend to be quite enthusiastic about. It
is one that I strongly disagree with. Thoreau said it best, "It is not
desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. The
only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I
Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau. "Must the citizen ever
for a moment, or in the least degree, resign his conscience to the