In "Group: GOP not the boss of LDS" (Tribune, Aug. 21), former state Rep. Holly Richardson said that Mormon Democrats must navigate conflicts between their faith and their political persuasion as if Republicans didn't have to.
As an LDS Democrat who chose my political party because of my religion, I bristle at such statements. No political ideology is in complete harmony with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or any church, and the Republican Party is no exception. A few examples:
• Mormons are commanded to "renounce war and proclaim peace," but Republicans have opposed limits to military spending, war, torture and firearms.
My Republican friends will doubtless disagree, and that's fine, but I wish some of them would stop implying that they're better Latter-day Saints than I am just because our political views differ.