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How the Colorado shooting allowed a glimpse into the Mormon faith

July 23, 2012
source: Alaska Dispatch


MR says: A more in-depth look into the speech Romney gave that quoted the Book of Mormon, and what the media thinks of him sharing his faith.

In his response to the mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., Mitt Romney offered a rare glimpse into his Mormon religion – one of those public moments for the man who would be the nation’s political leader but who so far has been very private about his personal faith.

“Today we feel not only a sense of grief, but perhaps also of helplessness,” Mr. Romney said. “But there is something we can do. We can offer comfort to someone near us who is suffering or heavy-laden. And we can mourn with those who mourn in Colorado.”

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petragalazio said...

08:36 AM
on Jul 24, 2012

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In the same way that it was wrong for Brian Ross of ABC News to tie this shooter to the tea party, it is also wrong for LDS Living (and anyone else - DesNews, the Alaska Dispatch, whoever)) to take liberties with Mitt Romney's speech and the LDS faith. Get a grip. It's the wrong time to make political or religious points. Can we just grieve this terrible incident as a nation without all the rest of the garbage our news media seems ever-so-ready to throw at us???

sweetcarol126 said...

10:03 PM
on Jul 24, 2012

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It seems to me that both Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney showed their faith in God by their comments and the compassion of one person for another in terrible circumstances. I didn't see anything in the comment that said anything particular about the LDS Faith that was any different from any other church. As to the tea party, perhaps it was the heavy handed protection of guns that drew a comment. These kind of weapons should not have been able to get so quickly or even at all. This was not a hunting weapon.

sweetcarol126 said...

02:48 AM
on Jul 30, 2012

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The Bible tells us to mourn ith those who mourn as well, I believe. So it is a Christian tenant rather than just a "Mormon" tenant. And all the world mourn with those who mourn. I think theone man who didn't want the shooter's name given but to refer to him as Suspect A raher than making his name known, simply because mass murderers want the publicity. Therefore it is good to deny them what they want. Honor the dead and mention them and not the shooter.
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