Governor, others gather for 'joyful' reading of favorite Bible verses

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  • m.g. scott clearfield, UT
    Nov. 29, 2013 7:07 a.m.

    They should do this more often. This is the time to seperate the "wheat from the tares".

    LDS Liberal

    Don't worry, the time of "consecration" is coming. If you are LDS you should know that. And that when it does come, we will be told so by the Apostles and Prophet of the Church.
    In the meantime nothing the Governor, or any other well off person is doing by reading favorite Bible verses is wrong.

  • Shelama SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Nov. 26, 2013 1:25 p.m.

    Although I no longer believe the Bible is the word of a god or reliable history, I still have my favorite verses:

    Paul: "And now abideth faith, hope and love, these three; but the greatest of these is love." (1Co 13:13)

    Jesus, in a self-referential parable: "But as for these enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them – bring them here and slaughter them before me." (Lu 19:27)

    Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked. (Psa 82)

    For thou desirest not sacrifice ... thou delightest not in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart... (Psa 51:16-17)

    Learn to do good; seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow.(Isa 1:17)

    And what does the Yahweh require of you? To act justly and to love mercy (Micah 6:8)

    To him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. (James 4:17)

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 26, 2013 10:20 a.m.

    If you don't like the government dear Governor, we can elect someone else.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Nov. 26, 2013 7:44 a.m.

    Acts 4:
    34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,
    35 And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.


  • A Scientist Provo, UT
    Nov. 26, 2013 7:05 a.m.

    This is how the elites declare that they "see" the Emperors New Clothes, so they can declare themselves "worthy" of public office.

    You all know the story.

    Play along!

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    Nov. 26, 2013 5:12 a.m.

    Favorite verses, like help the poor and needy. Oops, those are waaaay down the list for the Gov.

  • Gildas LOGAN, UT
    Nov. 25, 2013 10:33 p.m.

    This sounds very positive. Peace on Earth; Good will to all men.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Nov. 25, 2013 9:46 p.m.

    An interesting display of the separation of Church and State, wouldn't you say? If that is what is wanted, why not say Gary Herbert, citizen, attended...instead of "Governor, others..."

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Nov. 25, 2013 6:00 p.m.

    If the gov doesn't like, or at least see the role of, government, he's in the wrong business.