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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Romney's LDS Church service

Now that a few reporters have ventured into this previously unfamiliar territory, it seems that more are following. From Deseret News:
As Romney begins to open up a bit about his faith heading into the Republican National Convention this week, Barlow [a friend of Romney's from 30 years ago], now a religious studies professor at Utah State University, is a suddenly hot commodity in news outlets from the AP and ABC to the Washington Post.
Journalists are tripping over each other to report many of the same anecdotes of Romney's days as a bishop leading a congregation, or as a stake president overseeing several congregations, or as a home teacher visiting the homes of members assigned to him by his bishop. One widely repeated anecdote relates how Romney visited the home of a church member and climbed up on a ladder to help clear away a nasty hornets' nest.
After which, Deseret News follows the trend and talks more about Romney's church service too, in addition to speaking with other LDS Church leaders, to help the audience understand what it means to be a bishop or stake president in the LDS Church. If you're interested, check it out.

2 comments:

  1. I think this is important to humanize him, it's almost as if there's a plan in place. lol, I hope so ;)

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  2. It's interesting to see how his enemies are frustrated that they can't get any dirt on him. They have to resort to "Maybe he's not paid his taxes. Or his tithing! That's why he won't release his taxes!" Or an even sillier one: "His church masters told him to not help illegal immigrant members any legal help, but he gave them food help so they could afford lawyers!" How they wish Romney had the sex life of a typical politician!

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