Mormons and immigration

Latter-day Saints have been speaking on both sides of the immigration debate, particularly as a new strict law takes effect in Arizona.

While some might wrongly assume that Mormons all think alike, this issue, like many others, shows Latter-day Saints have diverse opinions.

Most notably, the sponsor of the controversial Arizona law is LDS member Sen. Russell Pearce from Mesa.

Most media reports have been quick to note his faith. Here's part of a National Public Radio story about Pearce and a fellow LDS Arizona legislator:

"Opponents say Pearce is a racist -- a charge he vehemently denies. A devout Mormon, he says he is simply committed to the church's command for obedience to the law.

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