Date: April 13, 2012 05:14PM
"There’s no doubt that the LDS Church actively opposed the ERA. In 1978, a First Presidency letter read by bishops urged members to get engaged with other citizens to defeat the ERA. In a 1980 Church News editorial, the church expounded on its opposition. Later an insert in The Ensign was devoted to criticizing the ERA."http://blogs.standard.net/the-political-surf/2010/04/15/sonia-johnson-the-era-a-contentious-issue-during-presidency-of-kimball/
Maybe someone has that Ensign with it in there.
I found an article from the 1980's on her that alludes to it being officially declared: "Johnson's troubles began soon after she co-founded Mormons for ERA to oppose the church's covert campaign against the amendment"
See full article dated 2/11/1980 here in People archives: http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20075792,00.html
and there is information found here: political connection: "Sonia Johnson began speaking out as a Mormon for Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in 1977. Her first national exposure was following her August 1978 testimony in front of the Senate Constitutional Rights Subcommittee where she came into conflict with Utah's junior Senator, Orrin Hatch."http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/UU_EAD&CISOPTR=1830#id550569
Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 04/13/2012 05:41PM by suckafoo.