Moral agency, taught Elder Rasband, is a defining principle of the plan of happiness. It’s a God-given gift “to choose and to act for ourselves. It empowers us to choose liberty and eternal life through the great Mediator — even Jesus Christ.” Every member of the Church is being called upon to defend freedom of religion. “We need you to stand in your own places and look for opportunities to defend these wonderful principles of religious liberties,” he said. Elder Rasband then offered four suggestions to help Latter-day Saints in their efforts:
1. View others through a lens of fairness.
2. Let fairness guide how you treat other people.
3. Stand up for fairness if you see someone else’s rights being impeded.
4. Be yourself an example of the believers.
Always follow the Savior’s example. “He never forced anyone to live the way He taught,” said Elder Rasband.