Since when did the Latter Day Saints (LDS) Church support State Senator Russell Pearce’s stance on SB 1070? Pearce is lying about the Mormon position on immigration and it’s time to set the record straight. The LDS community supports the UTAH COMPACT, and Pearce does not. He told several witnesses at a Tea Party gathering that he does NOT support the Utah Compact. If Pearce supported the Utah Compact, then why hasn’t he returned our numerous calls when we asked him to support the Arizona Compact which has precisely the same language as the Utah Compact.
Pearce is lying, and he continues to destroy the image of the Mormon Church. So is Mitt Romney, who is a member of the LDS Church. Mitt Romney is on the record for wanting to send all the undocumented immigrants back to the where they came from. Extremist, Russell Pearce and Mitt Romney are unmerciful towards fellow mankind.
From SOMOS REPUBLICANS:
Latino GOP Group Blasts Russell Pearce for Latter Day Saints (LDS) / Mormon Statement
For Immediate Release
13 October 2011
Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce appears to be mendacious about the stance of the LDS Community. Indeed Russell Pearce told Tea Party supporters in Mesa, Arizona he does not support the Utah Compact in front of numerous witnesses.
We support the Arizona Compact which is precisely modeled after the Utah Compact, and we have already secured a State Senate sponsor to this regard; however, if Russell Pearce supports the Utah Immigration stance, then why hasn’t Russell Pearce responded to SOMOS when we asked him to support the Arizona Compact? It is common knowledge that there was very strong LDS Utah support behind the Utah Compact. It is unfortunate that Russell Pearce continues to give Mormons a bad image with his non-compassionate stance against Latinos and immigrants. The LDS community thrives from their missionary work in Latin America, and Pearce is destroying the hard work of LDS missionaries and their image.
We hope to see Prophet of Latter Day Saints Church (LDS) — Thomas S Monson and the Mormon Church support the Arizona Compact to undo the damage Russell Pearce is creating for the LDS image. We have sent an email to the LDS church asking them to support the ARIZONA COMPACT, but we have not heard any response yet.
In this video, Russell Pearce claims that the LDS church supports his anti-immigration stance and re-election bid. We hope to see the LDS leaders respond to this untruth forthwith.