Elder Dallin H. Oaks gave a devotional on October 13, 2009. He gave us great counsel on how each of us can help to protect our freedom. He gave us suggestions of specific things we must do to protect our freedom:
-Speak with love and show patience, understanding and compassion to those with differing viewpoints.
-Do not be deterred or coerced into silence by intimidation from opponents, insisting that churches and their members be able to speak out on issues without retaliation.
-Insist on the freedom to preach the doctrines of their faith.
-Be wise in political participation, remaining respectful of those who do not share their religious beliefs and contributing to reasonable discussion.
-Be careful to never support or act on the idea that a person must subscribe to a specific set of religious beliefs in order to qualify for public office. For highlights of the talk click here.