Skip to comments.JW Marriott Thanks Romney for Bringing Attention to Mormonism
Posted on 09/02/2012 7:39:20 PM PDT by aposiopetic
BOSTON The head of the prominent Marriott hotel chain and fellow Mormon J.W. Marriott thanked Mitt Romney today during a Mormon church service for bringing positive attention to the religion, which is often considered to be shrouded in mystery.
There has never been as much positive attention to the church, thanks to the wonderful campaign of Mitt Romney and his family, Marriott said during a service at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Wolfeboro, N.H., the lakeside town where the Romney family has a home.
Marriotts remarks come after a noticeable shift in the campaign to highlight Romneys faith, a subject that has been rarely spoken about publicly by the candidate and his wife until last week, when both mentioned Mormonism in their speeches at the Republican National Convention. Additionally, several speakers arranged by the campaign to appear at the RNC highlighted the candidates strong ties to his faith.
Romney and Ann Romney, who sat six rows back in the church this morning, showed little reaction to Marriotts testimony, according to a small group of reporters who accompanied the couple inside.
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As you know, I do not claim expertise in LDS matters. That said, I am thinking Mr. Marriott’s remarks are significant.
I would vote for a Hindu against Obama.
As long at that candidate was more conservative than Obama, that candidate would have my vote.
Obama must go.
Significant, as here, and not odd, mysterious or conspiratorial. That is, I would take it as confirmation of an established and meaningful relationship that is presumably constructive.
I as well am glad that mormonism is being highlighted, it’s about time people learned of mormonism blasphemy against God Almighty.
Thank you, Mr Mattiott (the hotel chain owner with the largest distribution of hotel porn), for making this issue a headline.
The religion is Christianity. Mormon (Later Day Saints) is a denomination like Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, Amish, Presbyterian, etc.
The article seemed worthy of posting because the close connection between the Marriotts and the Romneys is becoming part of what is being presented to the voters.
“Marriott thanked Mitt Romney today during a Mormon church service for bringing positive attention to the religion . . .”
The religion is Christianity. Mormon (Later Day Saints) is a denomination like Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, Amish, Presbyterian, etc.”
Nope, sorry. Mormonism might be thrown in there for categorical stats, but it’s not part of Christianity. They themselves deem them not to be “Christian” but distinctly “mormon”.
Governor Romney’s actual first name is Willard. He was named after family friend, hotel magnate J. Willard Marriott, and his father’s cousin, Milton “Mitt” Romney, a former quarterback for the Chicago Bears.
LDS: nice people, weird religion.
Positive attention is positive attention. Its scope is something I hadn’t considered. I posted mostly because there is more of significance here than in the Charlotte protests and other washouts.
I would vote for a Hindu against Obama."
I'd vote for Spicoli rather than Obama.
Because Jay Cutler hails from Santa Claus, Indiana, or thereabouts, does that portend a political future for him?
Hmmm. Odd considering that Marriott advertises as Gay-Friendly..
I get that.
Romney served on the board of Marriott, for a time, by the way.
My primary point is that I am happy mormonism is being brought to the forefront, I want people to know what it really is.
(Don’t you find it interesting that Marriott being run by mormons, promoted by mormons has been the largest distributor of hotel porn?)
Depends of course who you ask. Catholics lump them along with all evangelicals as heretics. Lutheran? Mormon? It’s all out there somewhere in hell to them.
From an evangelical/biblical view, they are in some technical sense a “Christian” religion, in the sense that other historical church heresies are “Christian” even though defining Jesus Christ as being incapable of salvation in the traditional sense.
Nope and nope again.
mormonism is NOT Christianity.
If you really beleive that, you are wrong.
Shouldnt this thread be in the Religion Forum ???
The subject is about a religion, Mormonism...
LDS winks broadly at the gay crowd. Technically they shouldn’t. They never got themselves one of their famous revelation updates telling them to do an about face on homosexuality.