- Associated Press - Monday, August 14, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Mormon church is joining other organizations in condemning the racism displayed during a white supremacist rally Saturday in Virginia that spiraled into deadly violence.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a statement Sunday: “People of any faith, or of no faith at all, should be troubled by the increase of intolerance in both words and actions that we see everywhere.”

The Utah-based religion pointed to a speech given more than a decade ago by late church president Gordon B. Hinckley, in which he said people who make disparaging remarks about other’s race can’t be considered true disciples of Christ.

Charlottesville descended into violence Saturday after white nationalists clashed with people who came to protest the rally. One woman was killed and others injured when a car rammed into a crowd of anti-white nationalist protesters.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide