It declared that "the Catholics, Presbyterians, Methodists, Baptists, Latter-day Saints, Quakers, Episcopals, Universalists, Unitarians, Mohammedans [Muslims], and all other religious sects and denominations whatever, shall have free toleration, and equal privileges in this city."
The two excerpts were posted Tuesday on the church's official website. A church spokesman said the statements reflect the Utah-based faith's position on "the national conversation about protecting the rights of people to be here and worship as they choose."
The church is "neutral in regard to party politics and election campaigns," it said on its website, but "it is not neutral in relation to religious freedom."
Utah Muslims "appreciate their [Mormons'] understanding," said Shuaib Din, imam at the Utah Islamic Center in Sandy. "A lot of Muslims are feeling anxious and tense right now and this helps."
The LDS Church's statements are "nothing new," said Brigham Young University political scientist Quin Monson, but "it is a nice opportunity to remind everyone, Mormons in particular, where the church stands on this and where it has always stood."
He said it is especially important for a minority religion, whose members have been the victims of religious intolerance, to speak out on such issues though Monson noted that the LDS Church often has made the same point.
It becomes news, he said, "because Trump has made some outrageous proposals and everyone from [House Speaker] Paul Ryan to the LDS Church are pushing back."
Earlier this year, the Utah Legislature with the blessing and encouragement of top Mormon leaders adopted a landmark nondiscrimination statute that safeguards religious freedoms while also extending housing and workplace protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.
Tribune reporter Matt Canham contributed to this report.