Mormon statement wouldn’t preclude a Prop 8 push

When the LDS Church declared political involvement off-limits for its senior leaders earlier this week, the policy decree covered only partisan campaigns and did not extend to matters the church deems to have “significant community or moral consequences.”

That means Mormon leaders could take an active role in another Proposition 8-type campaign.

After initially declining to clarify that point, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a subsequent statement that the newly announced policy addressed only partisan political campaigning and did not change the faith’s long-standing approach to involvement in some social issues and initiatives, such as the same-sex marriage ban in California or the standoff about immigration in Utah.

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