Equality

Equality

“For if ye are not equal in earthly things ye cannot be equal in obtaining heavenly things” – (D&C 78:6)

“I want to see more fairness in the political process.” – Wyatt F. from Holladay

“I believe the Democratic party more adequately represents American values of
individual freedom, equality and justice. I believe the Democratic party better values my
rights to religion and free speech.” – Scott B. form Kaysville

“We do not believe it just to mingle religious influence with civil government, whereby
one religious society is fostered and another proscribed in its spiritual privileges, and the
individual rights of its members, as citizens, denied.” — D&C 134:9

“I believe in supporting principals like those presented by Senator Ben McAdams in trying to pass legislation to provide equality to all individuals including same gender couples. Because we are LDS, I don’t believe in espousing same sex marriage but definitely support same gender unions with associated health, insurance benefits etc. They should not be discriminated against in any way.” – Hiram A. from Salt Lake City

“For there was a law that men should be judged according to their crimes. Nevertheless,
there was no law against a man’s belief; therefore, a man was punished only for the
crimes which he had done; therefore all men were on equal grounds.” — Alma 30:11

“Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, [give a just verdict to] the fatherless, plead for the widow.” — Isaiah 1:17

“That you may be equal in the bonds of heavenly things, yea, and earthly things also,
for the obtaining of heavenly things. For if ye are not equal in earthly things ye cannot
be equal in obtaining heavenly things.” — D&C 78:5-6

“Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian,
Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.” — Col. 3:11

“He denieth none that come unto him, black and white, bond and free, male and female;
and he remembereth the heathen; and all are alike unto God, both Jew and Gentile.” —
2 Nephi 26:33

“We claim the privilege of worshipping Almighty God according to the dictates of our
own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or
what they may.” [Note: This applies equally to those who not to worship at all.] — 11th
Article of Faith

“Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged.” — Matthew 7:1-2

Zion is defined as having “no poor among them”. — Moses 7:18

“Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and
widows in their affliction.” — James 1:27

“That now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their
abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality.” — 2
Corinthians 8:14

“Plead the cause of the poor and the needy.” — D&C 124:75

Equality, Human Rights, and Minority Protections

“I am interested in promoting a balanced and full political conversation on a local level. I
believe that joining will provide resources and opportunities to do so.” – Alissa W. from
Mapleton

“There is not enough balance in this state. The Republican party in this state does not
represent my views on equality, immigration or a number of other views.” – Lynne C. from
Salt Lake City

“I am liberal in terms of human values and human rights.” “I believe what it says in the
Book of Mormon, that the Lord values all of his children equally – black and white, bond
and free, male and female, Jew and gentile – and that the Lord likewise has
compassion for the heathen.” – President Faust