If you paid any attention to Utah politics perhaps you would see how absurd such an accusation is because that is exactly what the church leadership is attempting to do where they have the power to do so. People can use their time, property, or resources however they want. I may disagree but if LDS Inc wants to build a mall, I might point out how that goes against their mission statement but it tries to be both a charitable organization and corporation at the same time. If I lived in Rome I would complain about the special governmental privileges of the Vatican. I do not believe they should be silenced in the public sphere as long as they are not advocating CONTROL over how others use their time, property, or resources. Case in point: the Utah Dept of Alcoholic Beverage CONTROL just decided to close two highly profitable state liquor stores to "save money" because the legislature wanted to cut their funding. Well then you'd have to define what exactly is "the Church." I shouldn't be angry at Fundamentalist Islam for blowing people up, it is the fellow human beings who blow themselves up I should be mad at. And I guess since they are dead there is nothing to worry about. I don't know where to start with this, but I'm interested to hear more of your new outlook on armed forces recruitment and funding. Does this mean we get to convict GWB now? Just because I do not believe in a laisse faire economic system does not mean I do not believe in individual liberty, nor does it mean I then have no right to claim any personal liberties without being a hypocrite. Be happy in your great and spacious buildings. When the hierarchy makes bad decisions I may critique them, but they are free to act how they want if they are treated like everyone else. I haven't made a clear distinction in what I think they should do, and what the government should do about it. I think government should demand that "charitable" institutions should have transparency in financial statements. I don't want to stop anyone from paying tithing, but if the government is to consider that something that deserves a tax break, I think we should evaluate that. You don't get to mandate Sharia law and tell everyone that it is just the majority following their religion as they desire. And last time I checked Utah was still a part of this country, despite serious attempts at the contrary. And as if I didn't hear the love it or leave it attitude from Utah Mormons I now get it from you. If the church wants to establish a theocracy, maybe they shouldn't have joined the union.