HOW MORMONS HAVE HELPED PERPETUATE THE WAR IN IRAQ: WHAT WE CAN DO TO HELP END IT By being more influenced by partisan politics than by prophetic pronouncements, Mormons have been among the strongest and most persistent supporters of the war in Iraq. Rather than denouncing war and proclaiming peace as God calls us to do (D&C 98:16), Mormon politicians, leaders, and lay members have been quick to endorse and slow to criticize the administration’s incursion into the Valley of the Euphrates. This panel explores the reasons why, even with a recent decline in support among Utah Mormons, support for the war in Iraq is still significantly above the national average. It also makes serious recommendations as to how Mormons could help end the war.
LEVI PETERSON, ROBERT A. REES, FRANCES LEE MENLOVE and BRENT RUSHFORTH