Whatever affects the complete well-being of its members comes within the orbit of its solicitude. If in pursuit of its duty to advise and teach for their well-being, flowing from acceptance and living gospel principles, political notions are collided with that is merely an incidental consequence of its discharge of obligation and is entirely without political design. Though political sensitivity seems almost always intent upon looking for a chance to be wounded or a cause of offense, the Church is concerned solely with advocating its own program and principles. It cannot be deterred though these may have the purely collateral consequence of being at variance with some other systems.
Source: Albert E. Bowen, Church Welfare Plan, 1946, p. 77. Albert E. Bowen (1875–1953) was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Prior to his call to full time church service Albert Ernest Bowen taught at Brigham Young College, then graduated with honors from University of Chicago law school, practiced law in Logan, Utah, and later Salt Lake City, where he also became involved in many important business ventures such as the Utah Construction Company, the American Savings and Loan Association, and the Utah Fuel Company.