SANDY, Utah (AP) — The president of a Mormon church stake in Sandy is being accused of crossing the line by giving a speech from the pulpit that decried last year's re-election of President Barack Obama.
President Matthew DeVisser, in his Feb. 3 address at the Hidden Valley Stake Conference, said he has never "witnessed a more stark difference between good and evil" than 2012.
Without mentioning names or political parties, he said the "voice of the people spoke loudly and clearly as it chose socialism over capitalism, entitlements over free enterprise, and redistribution and regulation over self-reliance."
The LDS Democrats Caucus says DeVisser violated The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' strict policy of political neutrality.
But the LDS Freedom Forum says DeVisser was only promoting "correct" principles, not a political party.