The Ezra Taft Benson Society was created in honor of Ezra Taft Benson, prophet, leader, statesman.
Among the most notable of Ezra Taft Benson’s accomplishments are his promotion of the principles of liberty and good government, also his testimony of the Book of Mormon, and most importantly in leading souls to Christ through the Gospel of Liberty.
The objective of the Ezra Taft Benson Society is to promote an understanding of our civic responsibilities, the threat of secret combinations, and the principles of liberty & good government, in light of the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The objectives of The Ezra Taft Benson Society are accomplished through a combination of creating and using new media (websites, video, social media), publishing educational resources, and encouraging local community involvement.
How is the Ezra Taft Benson Society different from other groups and organizations dedicated to promoting the cause of liberty?
The Ezra Taft Benson Society recognizes that Jesus Christ is the God of this land, that the solutions to today’s problems are found in the Scriptures, and that righteousness exalteth a nation. Among the many components of righteous living is educating ourselves and upholding our civic responsibilities.
All of our efforts are approached from a gospel perspective. We actively promote those things which LDS Church leaders have taught are the responsibility of individuals.
“I would like to throw out a challenge to the elders of Israel, my brethren of the priesthood, that we put forth an effort to prepare ourselves for statesmanlike work. The Prophet Joseph, as you will recall, had something to say regarding the important part which the elders of Israel would play in the safeguarding, if not the saving, of the Constitution of this land.”
“It is my conviction that only in this land, under this God-inspired Constitution, under an environment of freedom, could it have been possible to have established the Church and kingdom of God and restored the gospel in its fulness. It is our responsibility, my brethren and sisters, to see that this freedom is maintained, so that the Church can flourish in the future.” (Ezra Taft Benson. “Our Duty as Citizens” 920, 922)
What tools are used to promote the cause of the Ezra Taft Benson Society?
The Ezra Taft Benson Society uses multiple educational tools including videos, websites, printed materials, social media, and other types of marketing. We also organize events and collaborate with other groups that have similar goals.
What are the origins of the Ezra Taft Benson Society?
Much of what we are attempting to accomplish is already a part of our past and current successes.
The Ezra Taft Benson Society founder has published many articles, and is the creator of Latterdayconservative.com, a popular website featuring quotes, talks and other teachings of Church leaders on freedom and the Constitution. He is also the creator of the LDS Freedom Forum – an active online discussion forum for Latter-day Saints – and has created freedom-related YouTube videos that have been viewed by thousands of people. The ETBS founder also has experience in organizing many lectures and study groups.