Orson Scott Card on patriotism and a global Church

What part does patriotism play in a worldwide church?

On the one hand, the 12th Article of Faith says, "We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law."

That certainly implies that we should be excellent citizens of whatever nation we live in. It implies that Mormons have no particular reason to replace kings with presidents -- in other words, there is no doctrinal reason why Mormons should be committed to revolution in a country that is not democratic.

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