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Published: Sunday, Aug. 26 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Midvaliean
MIDVALE, UT

Its a good move, only if the congregation is on their best behavior. Fast and Testimony meeting would NOT be ideal.

Esquire
Springville, UT

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.

Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

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 country.

Gildas
LOGAN, UT

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.

Mad Hatter
Provo, UT

So?? Perhaps Romney should go to Mass with Paul Ryan.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

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.

Screwdriver
Casa Grande, AZ

I think Romeny knows he's lost now. When it comes down to religion his base isn't going to go for it.

Emajor
Ogden, UT

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.

Esquire
Springville, UT

@ 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.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

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.

ECR
Burke, VA

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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