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Adam McLain: The LDS Church should get out of Utah politics

With their recent foray into legal matters — opposing the proposed rule banning professionals from practicing conversion therapy — I believe it is past time Utah Latter-day Saints stood up to the influence of their church and urged their leaders to do what they are called to do: teach, preach and witness, not legislate.

Corruption in Washington, D.C., is built around the giving or promising of money for political, legislative or executive favors. The corruption of the church on Utah politics is not through money but through the leveraging of religious belief and influence for legislative and executive favoritism.