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Scholar: Political name-calling goes against Mormonism

If Mormon politicians were living their religion, they wouldn’t engage in name-calling against their opponents or verbally attack any officeholder, especially the commander in chief, a prominent LDS historian said this week.

After all, Mormonism maintains unity by fostering lively, candid debates within church-appointed councils, followed by unanimous support once a decision has been made.

No wrangling for position. No partisan debates or religious schisms. And certainly no personal critiques of authorities.

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