Letter: If Trump prevails on Super Tuesday, it’ll be clear whom Latter-day Saints see as their true leader

(Courtesy of LDS Church) U.S. President Donald J. Trump shakes the hand of President Henry B. Eyring of the Church's First Presidency, December 4, 2017.

First, thank you to Gordon Monson for his eloquent writing on the subject of voting by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He reminded us that in June 2023, church leadership spoke out about resisting voting a straight party ticket.

Members were reminded to vote for persons of honesty, integrity and good character. Having these qualities is what I remember growing up in the church. It was our responsibility to not only possess these qualities but to do so at a level that made us an example to others.

Church member adoration and unqualified obedience to a man as dishonest and lacking in integrity as Donald Trump leads me to believe I must have misunderstood the lessons growing up. I’m no longer certain that sexual assault, the theft of our country’s most secret documents, and trying to defraud the American people of a free and fair election, were taught at Sunday School. Maybe they were; seems OK now.

The upcoming primaries on Super Tuesday will confirm whether members are listening to and following the guidance of church leadership. There are other choices. If Trump prevails then it will be clear who members really listen to. President Russell Nelson and the leadership should resign and turn the mantle over to the true leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Donald Trump.

Sherrie West, Park City

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