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Published: Sunday, Jan. 1 2012 12:00 p.m. MST

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Beaverton, OR

Mike Richards

Mr. Romney seems to be the only candidate who attends church to worship God. The others, at least the ones that we read about, think that church is just another campaign stop.

It's refreshing to finally see a devout man do what a devout man should do - attend church for the right reason.


Romney leaves the political scene outside of the church services, where they should be. Separating church and state.

Gotta hand it to him.


I find these sentiments outstanding leaps of selective reasoning. Neither person who made these comments have ever even thought of giving President Obama any benefit of a doubt when he even mentions God, let alone steps foot in a church. I guess it's pandering, unless you're Mitt Romney.

Yes, Romney has the Mormon vote cinched up nicely. Is this really news?

Salt Lake City, UT

Why can't the Dn at least tile their article correctly? It is not a "Mormon Service" it is an LDS service. You would think the DN of all papers would get it right.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, Utah

"When are we going to have a DNews article about what Mitt Romney had for breakfast?"

Frankly, it doesn't matter what the subject of the article is; some people are going to find Mitt Romney to be an evil person regardless of what he does.

Miami Area, Fl

My Point was that Romney does not want to highlight his Religion to the GOP as it is generally seen as a negative.

You think it is coincidence that Perry, Santorum and Bachmann weave religion into their campaign whenever possible?

Their religion plays to the base.

Romney's? Not so much.

Fairly obvious, really. And a good campaign strategy.

Agua Dulce, TX

Under what circumstances were they introducing themselves to the congregation? Sunday school or priesthood meeting?

Somewhere in Time, UT

Romney has owned his faith publicly and has never faltered. His behavior has been completely appropriate at all times. He has not used it in any way unlike some others.

Honor Code
Denver, Colorado

Good for Mitt......I like a guy that knows when he's in church that politics and religion don't mix. I'm for him!

Springville, UT

How was he supposed to act? Church is not a campaign venue. The DesNews should change it's name to The Mitt Times. What a non story.

small town, Nebraska

At least it was low keyed and he wasn't going out there to call attention to himself. Is it noteworthy, I don't know. At least let him worship without the whole DN letting us know where he worshipped. Thats personal.

Murray, Utah


Several have tried to give Obama "credit" for attending Rev. Wright's church for over 20 years but BO has done everything he could to sweep that info under the rug.

Syracuse, UT

Since when did BO step foot into a Church? If you are talking about Rev. Wright's "Church" I would beg to differ with you. I think he calls himself a "Christian" but in his service he takes the name of the Lord, his God in vain in a political statement. I would hardly call that a church.

Mitt's my man. I had not made up my mind as of a few days ago, but he has convinced me he is the right one for the job.

Here, UT

Theocracy here we come. Next, all we need to do is decide whose version gets top o' the heap.

Star Bright
Salt Lake City, Ut

"The LDS church specifically forbids using its services, activities, or facilities for campaigning or partisan political events. The church is neutral on candidates or parties, and on issues except those of moral or social significance. Leaders are expected not to involve the Church in these issues."
Californian #1

How come most of the negative commentors can't understand that simple statement?
If it is news that all the other candidates are going to church, why isn't it news here in the west that Romney goes to church?
Of course there would be no political statement - the LDS Church does not allow it, although I'm dying to have a good political discussion in Sunday School. But alas, I can't.
Obama's church service is the golf links and when he finally goes in Hawaii it is news and is reported.

no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

Has anyone ever wondered how the DN will function, should Romney fail in his quest to be the President of the United States?
We have til November to be bombarded with numerous daily stories about Romney and his family.
Just wondering what is left to write about.

Star Bright
Salt Lake City, Ut

no fit in SG
Then don't read it!

Beaverton, OR

We don't know what is in anyone's heart when they go to church. Most here seem to know exactly what's in Romney's heart, and that it's all goodness and light.

Most here also seem to know exactly what's in Obama's heart, and that no good exists therein.

Being so stubbornly biased shows unwillingness to learn, much less accept, anything new or different outside of your bubble.

This is something I believe we could all work on. Some more than others.

Star Bright
Salt Lake City, Ut


Right back at you!

Murray, Utah


Your last comment was extremely hypocrital. Who is "so stubbornly biased?" Why is it that if someone doesn't agree with you they are stubborn and biased and you are just well rounded?

I don't agree with you. I don't agree with BO. And I don't agree with liberal social justice theology taught by Rev. Wright. That is a differing opinion, not a stubborn or biased one.

Beaverton, OR


You might want to read what I wrote, a second time.

I'm not saying whomever disagrees with me is stubbornly biased.

I'm saying that to think in such absolutes - Romney is sincere, and 'BO' is godless - regardless of available facts, regardless that you can't know what is in another man's heart, is to be biased. And yes, stubbornly so.

I really don't think Romney is a bad guy. I wish more people liked Huntsman. I like part of what Ron Paul has to say. I think Gingrich might be a nice grandpa, and Santorum a decent husband and father. I've seen Bachmann be sweet when she's not crucifying the president.

I obviously like President Obama, and will vote for him again.

I don't weigh which candidate believes in God the best. Actions speak louder than words.

And I think Fox News and the AM radio shock jocks poison and corrupt good people's better reasoning.

John Pack Lambert of Michigan
Ypsilanti, MI

There are actually good arguments for allowing candidates to present their political messages in Church. I support and uphold the LDS Church's ban on political speechs in meetinghouses, but people have made well reasoned arguments that the fact that it exists leads to Church members being more mono-partisan than they would be otherwise.

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