How are Mormons Responding to the Election Results?

The LDS Church issued a gracious, politically neutral official response to Tuesday night’s election results, congratulating President Obama on his win and encouraging “Americans everywhere, whatever their political persuasion, to pray for the President, for his administration and the new Congress as they lead us through difficult and turbulent times.”

Meanwhile, Mormon feminist bloggers reached across the partisan aisle to foster reconciliation in this article, with Romney-supporting Rosalynde Welch offering her view of the good an Obama win will accomplish, while Obama-supporting Feminist Mormon Housewives blogger RAH offered his praise for the good of the Romney candidacy.

Other Mormons used the moment to affirm their religious over national citizenship, as in this Facebook meme featuring LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson:

And then there were some Mormon Romney supporters who, well, are taking it pretty hard, as this Facebook meme reflects:

 

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Joanna Brooks is the author of The Book of Mormon Girl: A Memoir of an American Faith (Free Press / Simon & Schuster, 2012) and a senior correspondent for Religion Dispatches.