Published: Sunday, Aug. 26 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT
Its a good move, only if the congregation is on their best behavior. Fast and
Testimony meeting would NOT be ideal.
And if Romney makes the religion a part of the campaign, it becomes fair game.
That would not only be unprecedented, but it could be bad.
Ignorance causes people to make false assumptions. Ignorance of Mitt
Romney's religion leads people to conjure up all kinds of fantasies about
how he "worships". Even worse, it forces those who have an axe to grind
against other religions to face up to the truth. No pastor, priest or king can
tell their followers lies when those followers know the truth. Teaching people
the truth by inviting them to see for themselves erases that ignorance.
Isn't that what life is all about? Don't we educate our children so
that they don't grow up in a fantasy world of their own making? Don't
we study things out for ourselves so that we don't spend our lives
"tilting at windmills"?Inviting the nation to see Mitt
Romney "worship" was so much more than a smart political move; it erased
the false assumptions that so many have about "Mormonism". It took away
the ammunition that some religious bigots have been "firing" at Mitt
Romney because his religion was not their religion. It erased the fear that
people had that "Mormons" and "Mormonism" would harm them or the
I think Mitt was being a good missionary - and that it was a good move towards
having a better understanding of what that Church represents. It also might
remove some prejudices. Do most reporters care? I hope that some do.
So?? Perhaps Romney should go to Mass with Paul Ryan.
Re: Esquire Springville, UT"That would not only be unprecedented, but
it could be bad."Much attention to the LDS Church as a result of
Romney's campaign. Money people like his church's welfare program and
the service that church's members provide. There has been a positive
attitude lately in the national news. Too early to tell how many people will be
converted and baptized as a result. Scary thought for those who harbor nothing
but contempt for the LDS Church and it's members.
I think Romeny knows he's lost now. When it comes down to religion his base
isn't going to go for it.
Rifleman,The LDS Church makes up about 0.1% of the world's
population. I don't think that "those who harbor nothing but contempt
for the LDS Church and it's members" are too worried about the
potential boost in popularity from the Romney campaign.
@ Rifleman, running for President based on ones religion? Pretty much
unprecedented in U.S. history. Romney and many Mormons really don't get
the separation of church and state concept. In January, Slate ran an article of
interest called "Romney and the White Horse Prophecy." I think it hits
the nail on the head.
Re: Esquire Springville, UT"@ Rifleman, running for President based on
ones religion?"No, Romney is running on the economy, which also
happens to be Obama's Achilles' heel.
Rifleman said, "Money people like his church's welfare program and the
service that church's members provide."I gave it two days
to see of there was any kind of correction made or corrective follow-up but now
I'm wondering if it was just a Freudian slip. "Money people..."?
Is that what we're calling the supporters of Mitt Romney now? Isn't
that kind of a slap in the face for those of us that are just getting by? Does
he care about those of us who would never in a million years be considered
"Money people"? And just what is it about the LDS Church's welfare
program that "money people" like? Is it that their tax dollars
aren't used to help someone in need? That sounds about right.
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