Mormon leader calls his family’s donations to Biden, Democrats an ‘oversight’


A top leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said that political donations made by his family to Democratic political candidates, including President Biden, were an “oversight,” as they go against his church’s policy on political neutrality.

“I regret such an oversight on my part,” Dieter Uchtdorf, 80, said in a Friday statement obtained by ABC News. “I fully support the church’s policy related to political donations from church leaders.”

ABC News, citing information from the Federal Elections Commission, reports that Uchtdorf’s family account contributed $1,250 to Biden’s 2020 campaign. Another $600 was donated to the Jan. 5 runoff campaigns of Democratic Georgia Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock.

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