LDS Church is nonpartisan, but top Mormon leaders tilt to GOP

The LDS Church has taken great pains to stress its political neutrality, particularly after Republican Mitt Romney became the first Mormon to head a major-party ticket.

But that doesn’t mean the faith’s leaders are personally nonpartisan — far from it.

Eleven of the 15 apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — including LDS President Thomas S. Monson — are registered Republicans, according to public records obtained by The Salt Lake Tribune.

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