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How can the bishop or stake president in the Mormon Church help eliminate favoritism among the saints?
Dear Drew,
I’m confident that the priesthood authorities could never nor would ever want to eliminate what you call favoritism. In your associations with others, are there some people with whom you feel more comfortable than with others? Do you have some people who you would call your friends? If you do, others could say that you are showing favoritism to some over others. No one, at least in our society today, can have homogeneous relations with everyone else. So the thing to do is to accept that fact that each person and each small group have their favorite people with whom they normally associate. If you feel left out of some groups there may be others who would feel left out of your own circle of friends. One way to minimize this group syndrome, would be to be friendly and open with all. Be the first to greet another; be interested in the welfare of others; ask and discuss what the other persons are interested in. If they feel that you are interested in them, they will immediately become interested in you, and you will be a part of the groups that you now feel are showing favoritism among themselves.

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