Q. I have been pondering the upcoming election and wondering how I will vote if the conservative nominee is a Mormon. Can you give me your insight on this?
A. I’m not in a position to advise anyone on how they should vote. But here are some points to consider. The Church was not given a nation like Israel was. And the Church does not have a future on Earth like Israel does. The Church is an international body of believers from all over the world whose real home is in Heaven.
In my opinion, too many Americans think patriotism and religion are one and the same so they look for a candidate with a religious background similar to theirs instead of one who can best help solve our country’s problems. Our past history shows that hasn’t worked very well.
I think we should vote for the person we believe will be the best leader for our country based on traditional American values, knowing our time here is short.