Following the white supremacist and white nationalist activity in Charlottesville, including the domestic terror attack that killed Heather Heyer, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints denounced racism in its ranks.
Their statement is as follows:
It has been called to our attention that there are some among the various pro-white and white supremacy communities who assert that the church is neutral toward or in support of their views. Nothing could be further from the truth.
In the New Testament, Jesus said, ‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.’ (Matthew 22:37-39) The Book of Mormon teaches ‘all are alike unto God’ (2 Nephi 26:33).
White supremacist attitudes are morally wrong and sinful, and we condemn them. Church members who promote or pursue a ‘white culture’ or white supremacy agenda are not in harmony with the teachings of the church.
Ayla, a newly prominent alt-right figure, and its leading Mormon proponent, who was scheduled to speak at the Unite the Right rally before bowing out at the last second citing concerns from her “security team,” took to Twitter to vent her disbelief. A convert to the Mormon faith after a young adulthood lived as an “SJW” and pagan, Ayla embraced white supremacy and promoted an upsetting and misguided concoction of white pride and Mormon family values, blogging and recording videos on her blog, Wife With A Purpose.
Now, with the religious authority of her church condemning racism, with a focus on white pride, Ayla lashed out in disbelief on her Twitter.
Her Tweets are below:
Note: 10:27 AM, November 16th, 2017. This article initially misidentified the victim of the car crash as “Helen” Heyer. The article has been updated to reflect the correct name, Heather Heyer.