Only a Virtuous People: Tolerance and Unity


“May the appeal of our Lord in his intercessory prayer for unity be realized in our homes, our wards and stakes, and in our support of the basic principles of freedom.” (David O. McKay, Unity in the Home - The Church - The Nation, Improvement Era, February 1954.)

“Next to being one in worshiping God, there is nothing in this world upon which this Church should be more united than in upholding and defending the Constitution of the United States.” (David O. McKay, Conference Report, October 1939.)

“…if the goal is to promote liberty, you can unify all segments. The freedom message brings us together; it doesn't divide us.” (Ron Paul, first Republican debate May 4, 2007.)

“The story of minorities in the United States is a fascinating tale. Beginning with the French in the 1500s and the English in the 1600s (and the Dutch, Germans, Swedes Scots, and Irish in between), it was one grand conglomerate of tension, discrimination, malice, and sometimes outright persecution. But the miracle of it all is the fact that they fought side by side for freedom in the Revolutionary War.” (Cleon Skousen, The Five Thousand Year Leap, p. 107. 1981.)

“As colonists united against the British, they discovered that their religious differences were really not important to their cause and that they could agree on the essentials of their religious beliefs.” (Church History in the Fulness of Times, p. 10.)