When leaders today speak out on issues, it can be assumed that it might be a problem in the Church. Things were no different when the Saints first came to the Salt Lake Valley. In her autobiography, Rebecca Mace states that she heard her stake president preach out against what?
b. Meeting attendance
c. Young men wasting away the day
d. Horse racing
a. Dwight D. EisenhowerIn 1953 Elder Benson was sworn in to serve in the cabinet of President Dwight D. Eisenhower as the United States Secretary of Agriculture—the highest office in government to be held by a member of the Church up to that time. Through his encouragement, prayer was inaugurated in all cabinet meetings.
Arnold K. Garr, Donald Q. Cannon, and Richard O. Cowan, Encyclopedia of Latter-day Saint History (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 2000), 94.