Sorry Mr. President, Utah’s LDS Leaders, Governor Want More Refugees Not Fewer

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Utah’s governor has asked the Trump administration to send more refugees to the state. (Photo Illustration)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a statement of support for refugees, just a month after Utah’s governor urged President Donald Trump to send more refugees to the conservative state. The church’s governing body, the First Presidency, wrote that the Latter-day Saints “feel tremendous joy” in helping people “no matter where they may live in this world.” 

“As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are deeply committed to living the two great commandments to love God and love our neighbor,” the church’s leadership wrote. “It is therefore with great concern and compassion that we observe the plight of more than 70 million people around the world who have fled their homes seeking relief from violence, war, or religious persecution.”

The church, which is based in…

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