I appreciate your comments but don't you think that your projecting a bit...?? I think the church is doing fine "standing for something". The church stands on many issues and gets it right almost all of the time. This suggests to me that it is God's church with a healthy dose of humanity.
I would be interested to hear some constructive thoughts on how you would stand on this issue...?
If the church really does stand up for this principle, then they should stand for it and let the world be damned for opposing them. However, the evidence presented in this thread suggests a type of wishy-washy behavior that is very unbecoming of a church claiming to be the only true and living church on the face of the whole earth. I mean, if the church really believes political intervention in favor of a moral principle is the will of God, why not apply it equally in all situations? Instead, it seems like the church only applies this principle when it is politically expedient for them to do so -- which is hardly a sentiment that I think even early church leaders (many of whom suffered crossing the plains to Utah) would sustain.