I've been wondering about this for a while now...
First, a little bit about me... When it comes to politics, I'm a little conflicted. I'm a registered Libertarian, but since attaining the right to vote, I've found myself more often than not, voting for and supporting candidates for the Democratic Party.
Living in Utah, in a predominantly Mormon community is interesting though. Mormons generally vote Republican. Somehow they have it in their minds that to vote otherwise is to promote the work of Satan. I've been called a traitor and a "wolf in sheeps" clothing in the past year, due to my choice of candidate in the 2008 presidential debate and my stance on Prop 8. With few exceptions Mormons intensely dislike the current US president, categorizing him as a Socialist (gasp!) and some of the more extreme members believing him to be a racist - which considering the LDS Churches history and beliefs with regard to race is laughable at best.
I was raised Mormon. One of the principles of Mormonism I was taught was that of the United Order, or the Law of Consecration. The idea is that basically, that at some point in the future, when Christ reign supreme on the earth, and everyone is forced to acknowledge that the Mormons are Gods chosen people, at that point, Christ and his 'one true Church' will control everything, and we can live this law. The law is basically that everything belongs to the Church, and each contributes his all, and is given accords to his means.
From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.
You can read more about it, in an excellent post today by Mormon Heretic - here.
I just find it both ironic and mildly amusing that a Church which esteems a philosophy of total equality as the ultimate human experience, would get so worked up when they perceive that a black man might have the audacity to suggest such a thing....