Official Statement from Mormon Women for Ethical Government in Response to the White Supremacist Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia

Mormon Women for Ethical Government decries racism wherever its ugly tentacles reach. As devout followers of Jesus Christ, we believe our path is clear—to love and respect one another as fellow sons and daughters of God. In daily practice, in civil discourse, in policy, our goals are to love, honor, and defend the rights of all our brothers and sisters throughout the world.

We stand with the good citizens of Charlottesville, Virginia, who are being singled out because of skin color or religion by gangs of cowardly white supremacists. We believe in the inherent dignity of every human being. Our beloved nation was inspired by the ideal of a government that was not tribal, but based on rule of law, fairness, and equal opportunity for all. We call upon honorable people everywhere to stand with us against racism, bigotry, hatred, and violence.