Before politics, Mitt Romney was a Mormon bishop

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(RNS) While Mitt Romney was building his career at Bain Capital, he was also a Mormon bishop who had to learn how to give sermons, advise squabbling couples, organize worship services, manage budgets and address the needs of more than 1,000 Mormons in the region. By Peggy Fletcher Stack.

  • coltakashi

    The longer excerpt from the book about Romney makes clear that Hayes was NOT excommunicated but quit the Mormon Church later when she was madnat Romnet for sendingbtwo Mormon elders to give her a blessing in the hospital rather than coming himself. The terms she describes the “excommunication” threat in are also peculiar, reflecting that Hayes was a recent convert who still carried assumptions learned in her prior church experience. The Church does encourage adoption over single.motherhood, but the policy says nothing about excommunicating women over it, and in my decades in leadership positions I have never seen or heard of any such thing. I thibk Hayes misunderstood and jumped to conclusions. She did keep the baby, and was NOT excommunicated, which undermines her misunderstanding.

  • banshish

    Holding the tasks of a bishop, for a congregation of any size, will prove the mettle of any man. A level of trust imbued in one who isn’t a member of your family really does speak to his bona fides.

    Evidence of this trust appears to have come up in the MA primary contest. Think back, not too far mind you, to the polling results in the commonwealth where Romneycare was foisted upon an unwilling public. Think upon the 78% of ballots for the culprit in this issue. And gaze upon the statistics resulting from exit polls in a stupor over how this could possibly have happened in the nation where you reside.

    Mitt Romney apparently has a very friendly public resulting from his alleged crime. You do the math, because it seems so vexing as far as I can tell, to see such resounding success from a populace too difficult to fool. Go figgur. . .