A Mormon Approach to Politics
Can true disciples of Christ practice politics in today's contentious climate? Properly understood, politics should be pursued to satisfy our passion for justice, which comes from God. But because politics involves power, it can pose risk to a person's spiritual welfare. The answer is to engage in politics in a way that keeps priorities right, knowing that the restored gospel is the primary vehicle to bring about accord in our fallen world. We must treat political opponents in a fashion that reflects our understanding that we all are children of God and that the Savior died and now lives for all of us.