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lundbaek wrote:It appears to me that the religious freedom of LDS people and the LDS Church is already being infringed upon. A major tenet of the LDS faith, --"a part of the doctrine of the Latter-day Saints, as much a part as any other tenet of their religion, that the Lord Himself "established the Constitution of this land, by the hands of wise men whom I raised up unto this very purpose, and redeemed the land by the shedding of blood", and that this Constitution "should be maintained for the rights and protection of all flesh, according to just and holy principles." It is also a tenet of our faith that "The Lord has warned repeatedly against the evils and designs of conspiring men in our day who would enslave us.", and that we have a duty to "Waste and wear out our lives in bringing to light all the hidden things of darkness, wherein we know them;..." And yet I have been given to understand that the Church leadership does not teach these things any longer primarily out of concern that doing so would bring retribution against it that would disrupt its missionary and building efforts.