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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 21 2012 12:00 p.m. MDT

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Kirk R Graves
West Jordan, UT

What exactly is a "Mormon Prayer"? I have prayed with nearly every Christian sect I have ever heard of, I can't say there was that much difference from the prayers I hear at church on Sunday. So, if a baptist prays, is it a "Baptist Prayer"? And more important, does it matter?

Sugar City, ID

The well worn phrase "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care" should ring true in Mitt Romney's ears. His likeability ratings should sky rocket as he embraces his religion openly. He is not disliked because of his religion. The Republicans would be wise to let Romney's views dominate the party platform. Do you think Norquest could get elected anywhere?

Iowa City, IA

The only people who would recognize a mormon prayer would be...a mormon. Everyone else would have no idea which christian denomination offered the prayer.

Cedar Hills, UT

...and the Democratic convention will feature a Muslim prayer???


The fact that there is not much difference between a Mormon prayer and a prayer from another Christian denomination is the point. People might expect it to be different, but it's not. That's the point.

Sanpete, UT

Oh the horror!!! That's if folks, it's all over.


And I think the prayer should be given by Mitt Romney himself. Perhaps if they see him offer a sincere prayer, Republicans might actually see that he is sincere in his Christian beliefs.

Uncle Charles
Where freedom and liberty reign, utah

This is what the NY Times actually said about the prayer. " On the night Mr. Romney will address the convention, a member of the Mormon Church will deliver the invocation."

The Mormon prayer theme is solely the responsibility of the DNews.

All the DNews had to say is that an LDS individual will say one of the prayers at the convention. Pretty simple.

Saratoga Springs, UT

It's a prayer, not a Mormon prayer, just a prayer. It baffles me how the media will try to stir up controversy over a prayer. It is a prayer people. Just that, only that and nothing else. So if a Mormon speaks, is it new language known as Mormon language? No, it is whatever language they speak. This is ridiculous.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

Maybe Harry Reid could be the invitee. Extend the proverbial olive leaf. Just a thought.

Colorado Springs, CO


Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

I was only kidding.

Temecula, CA

Harry Reid gives the prayer and asks for Bill Clinton to truelly speak his mind at the Democrat Convention where he endorses the Romney Ryan ticket! Which is what he truelly wants to do anyhow!

Plano, TX

I'm just glad they're praying at all. Good thing this isn't school, or they would be tied up in court for AGES.

Bluffdale, UT

I'm just thankful they still pray at the conventions. They are going to need it.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

patriot said:
...and the Democratic convention will feature a Muslim prayer???

That would be refreshing. But there's a war on religion in America being conducted by christians against all other religions

Springville, UT

Why is this news? Because the radical left thinks it's so. And the glorified bloggers who "work" for the DesNews just repeat whatever the radical left says. It seems all the "reporters" who work for the DesNews do is search the web or write opinion pieces. That isn't news. It's definitely cheap, but it isn't news.

Somersworth, NH

It should be noted that a Mormon, Thurl Bailey a former professional basketball player and convert to the church, gave the invocation at the opening session of the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul Minn. I'm sure there have been other members of the church who have given prayers at other national political conventions. This is only news now because certain media outlets are making it news.

California Steve
Hanford, CA

President Kimball was asked to pray to open the Senate one day. When very few Senators were present others apologized. President Kimball said, "that's OK. I'm not praying to them."

earnest reader

Sherri Dew gave a prayer at the 2004 National Republican Convention.

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