The LDS Church has taken a stand on many social issues because of their moral content, including abortion, birth control, and gay marriage. But in the case of torture, although condemning inhumane treatment of others, the Church failed to join with other groups in any serious attempt to designate torture as outside the realm of moral behavior. Furthermore, many Mormons were among the leaders in our country who created torture methods and attempted to legalize the activity during the Bush Administration. The Church wants a stronger voice in the public square, but how can it reconcile this desire with the selective choices it makes as to which moral beliefs it will support?

Nancy Kader