Religious Liberty

Opinion: Joseph Smith was a Champion of Religious Liberty

By Gerrit Dirkmaat ● Deseret News ● 11/17/2017


Differences of opinion regarding issues of religious liberty have existed as long as the nation. Yet those concepts are still debated in private and public today, from disputes over prayer rooms in public schools to discussions surrounding the nation’s refugee policies. Joseph Smith’s strong commitment to religious liberty continues to influence members of the faith he founded, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.