Church President Thomas S. Monson and his counselors sent a letter Wednesday to Mormons in Colorado, where Proposition 106 would legalize physician-assisted suicide.
“We urge church members to let their voices be heard in opposition to the legalization of recreational marijuana use,” the letter said.
The LDS Church leaders referred both to church policies as well as research-based reasons for opposing the measures.
The letters are also an example of the church’s insistence that the Constitution gives both the church and its members the right to speak up in the public square. In Colorado, Catholic bishops are maintaining the same position. Their website opposing Proposition 106 quotes Pope Francis: “A good Catholic meddles in politics, offering the best of himself, so that those who govern can govern.”
For the complete story, continue reading here >> Deseret News.