I am trying to capture attention with the headline to this post. Don’t be offended — I am barely a Republican myself and may register as a Libertarian next time around.
In any case, I thought this story was interesting:
Eleven of the 15 apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — including LDS President Thomas S. Monson — are registered Republicans, according to public records obtained by The Salt Lake Tribune.
The other four did not affiliate with any political party when they registered to vote and none of them voted in this year’s Democratic primary. All 15 voted this November.
However, we get this:
The four politically unaffiliated apostles are the governing First Presidency’s second counselor, Dieter F. Uchtdorf; and David A. Bednar, Quentin L. Cook and D. Todd Christofferson, of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles.
Uchtdorf — who was born in the Czech Republic and only recently became a U.S. citizen — did, however, register as a Republican to vote in the primary this year and then changed his registration back to unaffiliated.
It is worth noting that the youngest apostles are unaffiliated.