On Aurora, Romney prays ‘the comforter might bring peace to their souls’

“We pray that the wounded will recover, and that those who are grieving will know the nearness of God. Today, … Continued

“We pray that the wounded will recover, and that those who are grieving will know the nearness of God. Today, we feel not only a sense of grief, but perhaps also of helplessness, but there is something that 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. [...] Our prayer is that the comforter might bring peace to their souls that surpasses our understanding. The Apostle Paul explained, ‘Blessed be God, who comforteth us in all of our tribulations that we may be able to comfort them, which earn any trouble.’ But we do know how evil is overcome and we are seeing that today in the goodness and compassion of a wounded community. [...] Now and in the hard days to come, may everyone of them feel the sympathy of our whole nation and the comfort of a Living God.”

Republican presidentialc andidate Mitt Romney comments on how God can offer comfort during difficult times as discusses the anguish of the Colorado community grieving after a mass shooting.

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Justin Sullivan


RENO, NV – JULY 24: Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during the 113th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center on July 24, 2012 in Reno, Nevada. Mitt Romney spoke to veterans at the 113th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars before he leaves to London to kick off a six-day foreign trip to England, Israel and Poland.

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  • SkeeterWumpus

    So apparently Mormons believe in the Comforter, and the apostle Paul.

  • jacksevarg

    Is that news?

  • practica1

    The Comforter wouldn’t approve of all these guns. The Comforter would also have an issue with the way we treat the least among us – despite Romney not being concerned about the very poor.

    Fascism clutches the cross and bible again.

  • practica1

    Well, aside from being a lunatic, he believes that after we totally mess up the place, he and his family will be restored to their best physical and material existence in glory, forever, while the rest of us simply perish.

    This Chosen-ness ought to concern “you people” as Romney’s wife calls the rest of us: If nothing that happens to anyone else NOW matters because it will all work out for the best, anyway, for anyone who pays their tithes and follows the LDS way, the damage to we ‘gentiles’ that a Romney administration will like tolerate is ugly.

    Reagan was surreal, but Romney is right out of a Timothy Findley novel. He’s not just nasty, but also convince that he is nice. Danger ahead, with McConnell and Cantor directing us toward the abyss that Bishop Romney will widen.

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