Will Romneys worship with D.C. Mormons? -- LDS "Ward" welcomes Bishop Romney?

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Will America embrace the local "Stakes" and make for a new Renaissance of Religious Upbeat Participation? Will the First Family (after Jan. 20, 2013) be at home in District of Columbia?

from Wash. Post details -

A Romney campaign adviser said the Republican nominee, a devout former bishop, hasn’t made any decisions about his hypothetical D.C. spiritual life. But it’s unusual in Mormonism for people to go outside their assigned ward.

A president in the pews would be dramatic, but the D.C. Third Ward, as it’s called, is used to drama. More ethnically and economically diverse than the typical Mormon ward, its roughly 200 congregants are drawn largely from Northeast Washington and have included deported immigrants, a teen shot dead in gang violence, refugees from African wars and youths who depend on the church for meals, tutoring for class and support to pay for Boy Scout camp.

“The standard ward is all middle class, and there is no one you can help. If you want to serve someone or help someone out, there are always people here you can help,” said Kevin Linzau, 51, a telephone systems programmer who lives in the Brookland neighborhood where he grew up.

The ward is known in the area for its unusual demographics and high-energy warmth. Up to half of the congregation is nonwhite, including a large, Spanish-speaking population and converts from French-speaking Africa. The ward includes openly gay leaders, not typical for a socially conservative faith. There are also many converts and missionaries.

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  • 7 years ago
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    Probably they won't worship with Harry Reid's local stake

    Source(s): Romney will likely lose on Nov. 6 - by the way
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  • I didn't have the pleasure of attending this certain ward that you are describing, but I did attend a DC ward for the period of about 9 months. You are right--it's very diverse. We did have a lot of African people, and a lot of South American people (for a while, it seemed that half the congregation wore a translation head-set while in sacrament meeting.) We had a lot of rich white folks, too. And a lot of poor folks. I was a nursery worker in that ward (a very rewarding experience) and half the kids in my class didn't speak English--excluding a pair of little sisters from England.

    I don't understand what your question is. Are you thinking that Romney can't handle attending a ward like this? I'm sure he already has.

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  • Wispy
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    7 years ago

    No potus is for security's sake known to be always in the same place at the same time. I agree with Publius and think Romney will rotate- there are lots of wards in that area. It is not like mine, where you are limited by one ward that stretches over 100 miles.

    edit@ Babs Who have you been talking to? The Church mandates a schedule of lessons so that not only all the US but Canada and the rest of the Mormon world follows the same schedule. And one of the jobs of he who presides over every ward is to make sure that the same doctrines are taught everywhere. If a member deviates, he is asked to leave the stand.

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  • j p
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    7 years ago

    Kevin Linzau hasn't been to very many wards. In fact I can't think of any wards I've lived in that could be described as all middle class with no one to help.

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  • 7 years ago

    You asked a legitimate question. I think after the election Mitt will show more of his Mormon roots/background.

    Another good question is why the media is not asking this same question. They certainly speculated a lot on President O'bama's religion.

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  • Ammon
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    7 years ago

    Unusual demographics compared to where??? Does this article mean different than Tonga??? Or different demographics than a ward in South Africa??? Or Central Asia???

    Every place in the world has somewhat different demographics, and different economic and ethnic proclivities.

    THE Church Of JESUS CHRIST Of Latter Day Saints

    is intended for all people everywhere, it even says just that in

    The Book Of Mormon Another Testament Of Jesus Christ.

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  • 7 years ago

    Im sure he'll rotate. Thats what stake presidents in the church do anyway.

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  • All American can become Mormons in training and practicing for our becoming God-like

    Source(s): will Mitt use the weekly Radio / Internet address to help us all become more religious and Mormon-friendly?
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