The Los Angeles Times published an article this week highlighting anecdotes about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney from his volunteer ecclesiastical service in the LDS Church from 1981-94.
Romney was appointed in 1981 to be the bishop – or lay spiritual leader – for a Belmont, Mass., congregation of The Church or Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Reporting from Belmont, reporter Alena Samuels talked to people he served as a bishop and stake president. They revealed stories about his advice regarding abortion, about blessings he gave and about how he spent 11 years befriending and bringing into the fold a Mormon woman's husband who smoked and drank alcohol.
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