Mormon leaders' landmark speeches on religious freedom
Brigham Young University-Idaho
Oct. 13, 2009
Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve spoke to an audience of young adults regarding the freedom of religion. Elder Oaks explained that this topic was one of eternal importance, especially for their generation:
"Unpopular minority religions are especially dependent upon a constitutional guarantee of free exercise of religion. We are fortunate to have such a guarantee in the United States, but many nations do not," Elder Oaks said.
"The importance of that guarantee in the United States should make us ever diligent to defend it. And it is in need of being defended. During my lifetime I have seen a significant deterioration in the respect accorded to religion in our public life, and I believe that the vitality of religious freedom is in danger of being weakened accordingly."
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