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For Romney, a Role of Faith and Authority (Here comes the MSM push for Milt)
The New York Times ^ | October 15, 2011 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg

Posted on 10/15/2011 5:28:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

BELMONT, Mass. — In ticking off his credentials on the campaign trail — management consultant, businessman, governor — Mitt Romney omits what may have been his most distinctive post: Mormon lay leader, offering pastoral guidance on all manner of human affairs from marriage to divorce, abortion, adoption, addiction, unemployment and even business disputes.

Bryce Clark was a recipient of Mr. Romney’s spiritual advice. Late one summer night in 1993, distraught over his descent into alcoholism and drug use, Mr. Clark, then a 19-year-old college student, decided to confess that he had strayed from his Mormon faith. So he drove through this well-heeled Boston suburb to Mr. Romney’s secluded seven-bedroom home.

As the highest-ranking Mormon leader in Boston, Mr. Romney was responsible for determining whether Mr. Clark was spiritually fit for a mission, a rite of passage for young Mormon men. Mr. Clark had previously lied to him, insisting that he was eligible to go. But instead of condemnation that night, Mr. Clark said, Mr. Romney offered counsel that the younger man has clung to for years.

“He told me that, as human beings, our work isn’t measured by taking the sum of our good deeds and the sum of our bad deeds and seeing how things even out,” recalled Mr. Clark, now 37, sober and working as a filmmaker in Utah. “He said, ‘The only thing you need to think about is: Are you trying to improve, are you trying to do better? And if you are, then you’re a saint.’”(continued)

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TOPICS: Current Events; Other Christian; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: bishopromney; bowb4romney; lds; mittromney; mormon; mormonism; mormons; newyorkslimes; nyslimes; romney; romney2decide4u; romneyisking
Remember that time that the Times wrote that puff piece on Governor Palin's religious beliefs? Me, either.

Four page article.

1 posted on 10/15/2011 5:28:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And as soon as he would get the nomination they would run a piece asking us to imagine what his own planet will be like


2 posted on 10/15/2011 5:33:36 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I cannot imagine anyone going to Mitt Romney for religious or moral advice. He has frequently shown that he has no decent moral compass himself.

How many girls did he advise to get an abortion, I wonder. How many young men did he tell that gay marriage is OK?


3 posted on 10/15/2011 5:36:09 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It does appear as though the commie libs in the state run “media” have selected Milt as the GOP candidate.


4 posted on 10/15/2011 5:37:02 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Greed" is wanting everything and demanding that somebody else pay for it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>>Here comes the MSM push for Milt<<

I think it is the LATEST MSM push for Mitt. As for Uncle Miltie, I think he passed in 2002...


5 posted on 10/15/2011 5:37:17 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012 -- the man we need at the time we need him)
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To: RnMomof7

The MSM, the Elites (esp Rhinos) are trying to cram Romney down our throats. WONT WORK MITT. Like a bowel movement that keeps spasming. Mitt should quit he rhymes with “it.”


6 posted on 10/15/2011 5:37:47 PM PDT by LALALAW (one of the asses whose sick of our "ruling" classes)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Every other day of the week, the NY Times is bashing religion and its followers except for islam. Now all of a sudden they are smitten with Mittins and his faith. What a bunch of BS.


7 posted on 10/15/2011 5:40:39 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
THE PURPOSE OF FREEREPUBLIC AND WHY WE CAN NEVER SUPPORT MYTH ROMNEY - JimRob
8 posted on 10/15/2011 5:41:41 PM PDT by Fred (But we are never going to survive unless we get a little crazy)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Yep, the 0.000001% chance I would support Mitt is now down to 0.000000%.

The New York Times is a clear and present danger to the economic and national security structure of the United States. That they are on their knees for Mitt only confirms my suspicion of him.


9 posted on 10/15/2011 5:47:12 PM PDT by WeatherGuy
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Yep. So they can spin 24/7 next year that it is “racist to vote for a Mormon against Obama.”


10 posted on 10/15/2011 6:03:11 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It appears that the main stream media has found themselves another messiah to worship!!


11 posted on 10/15/2011 6:11:59 PM PDT by LADY J ( Change your thoughts and you change your world.. - Norman Vincent Peale))
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Got A Gripe So You Won't Donate?


Click The Pic

Isn't That Like Setting Fire To Your Own Home?

When FR Is Gone, Where Will You Go Then?

12 posted on 10/15/2011 6:13:27 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Why waste time doing any real journalism. They can just cut and paste all their previous McCain stories.
He is a moderate. Somebody that can reach across the aisle BLAH BLAH BLAH.

Then when he is the nominee THEY GO IN FOR THE KILL.


13 posted on 10/15/2011 8:12:25 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: WeatherGuy
Yep, the 0.000001% chance I would support Mitt is now down to 0.000000%.

unfortunately, you are either going to back Romney or Obama. I can see the handwirting on the wall (and the money in the bank)

14 posted on 10/15/2011 8:22:38 PM PDT by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: terycarl

I will not be voting for romney period. Not going to happen under any circumstances....I’ll vote Republican or Tea party down the line but never Romney...never.


15 posted on 10/16/2011 7:47:10 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww
I will not be voting for romney period. Not going to happen under any circumstances....I’ll vote Republican or Tea party down the line but never Romney...never.

thank you, thank you thank you ... /s Barack Obama

16 posted on 10/16/2011 11:55:48 AM PDT by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: Colofornian; Elsie; FastCoyote; svcw; Zakeet; SkyPilot; rightazrain; Tennessee Nana; ...

Ping


17 posted on 10/16/2011 12:22:49 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Mittbots on FR swarm just like the nasty crazy, hairy ants.)
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To: greyfoxx39

From the article:

Mitt Romney was a Mormon leader before politics.
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Mitt Romney is still “a Mormon leader before politics”

His mormon beliefs would comes before the nation if he was elected...

as a Mormon he is answerable to his Mormon hierarchy, not the “apostate” American citizens ...


18 posted on 10/16/2011 1:15:29 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: terycarl

“unfortunately, you are either going to back Romney or Obama”

Not so.


19 posted on 10/16/2011 1:18:16 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (You know, 99.99999965% of the lawyers give all of them a bad name)
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To: WeatherGuy

I guess you didn’t read the same article I did. Romney was bashed many times in the article.


20 posted on 10/16/2011 8:04:20 PM PDT by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Tennessee Nana; Salvation

Tennessee Nana wrote: “His mormon beliefs would comes before the nation if he was elected...”

Exactly what the anti Catholics said about JFK: “His Catholic beliefs would come before the nation if he was elected . . .”

And about one million voters rejected JFK because he was a Catholic. De je vu all over again.


21 posted on 10/16/2011 8:07:28 PM PDT by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Saundra Duffy

Oh SD not even a nice try...

JFK was a Catholic...a member of the whore of Babylon according to the Mormons...

Why would you identify your Mormon matinee idol Williard Mitt Romney with an apostate ???

With that dizzyness you better stay off any ladders for a while...

Meanwhile as for Williard Mitt Romney...

Mitt Romney was a Mormon leader before politics.

Mitt Romney is still “a Mormon leader before politics”

Romney is a Mormon high priest...

He was a Mormon bishop who demanded to be called “bishop Romney”

and a Mormon “stake president” (like a pastor only not Christian) who demanded to be called “president Romney)

as a Mormon he is answerable to his Mormon hierarchy, not the “apostate” American citizens ...

His mormon beliefs would come before the nation if he was elected...


22 posted on 10/16/2011 8:46:59 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Saundra Duffy

And about one million voters rejected JFK because he was a Catholic. De je vu all over again.
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Yeah at least one million Catholics will rejected Williard because he is a Mormon and believes them to be the whore of Babylon...

Aint apostates a pain...


23 posted on 10/16/2011 8:50:01 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Saundra Duffy

Romney was bashed many times in the article.
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Yeah but his hair held up real good...

What was that he used ???


24 posted on 10/16/2011 8:51:14 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Saundra Duffy
Yeah but of course we know how you and reality get along. The left and his groupie girls have all sorts of love for Mittens...
25 posted on 10/16/2011 10:16:01 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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