Romney attends church with family in New Hampshire
July 15th, 2012
12:37 PM ET
11 years ago

Romney attends church with family in New Hampshire

Wolfeboro, New Hampshire (CNN) - Mitt Romney squeezed in more quality time with his family Sunday morning, and led his wife, two sons and grandchildren to church services in a New Hampshire vacation town.

Dressed in a suit jacket despite the sunny morning warmth, Romney clasped hands with his wife, Ann, as they entered the Wolfeboro branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

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The family sat in two rows during the services. One speaker made note of their presence, musing that one day there could be a Mormon president of the United States.

At that, several congregants turned and smiled at the Romney family.

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Filed under: Ann Romney • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire
soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. 333maxwell

    Mostly just like any other church.. a few noticable differences.. you wont see any Crosses in the Governors church, nor will you see him worhipping under any. No Latter Day saint wears them, they are a tool of execution to Mormons.. you wont find them on the hymn books, around their necks, etc..

    Other than that one thing, most people wouldn't notice a difference (In the pictures) between his Church photo's and the traditional church photo's.

    July 15, 2012 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  2. Ambrose Smith

    Suddenly Romney is a good Christian! Right tea party folks? He is Mormon and CHRISTIAN. RIGHT?? The Book of Mormon is true and should be read by all. RIGHT? (SOUND OF CRICKETS FROM THE TEA PARTY)

    July 15, 2012 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  3. kate

    Religion won't be a factor in my voting. I won't vote for Romney because he will be only for the rich. He won't be good for the USA!

    July 15, 2012 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  4. Jerry from Dallas

    I ask fellow Americans to evaluate this candidate not from his Religious perspective but his Intergrity, Trust and other important leadership skills. My beef with him as my fellow Republican is Foreign investments/accounts, flip flopping and BEING ECONOMICAL WITH THE TRUTH! WHY IS HE DENYING THAT HE WAS STILL CEO BAIN CAPITAL BTN 1999-2002 WHEN ALL EVIDENCE SHOWS THE OPPOSITE? I smell some scam.

    July 15, 2012 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  5. Truth

    Ambrose, what is the point you trying to make? At least we know what Romney is. What is Obama??? Christian? Catholic? Muslim? ???????

    July 15, 2012 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  6. SafeJourney

    @truth, again you show you birther side. It is people like you that are destroying America.
    America, if you want to know about the mormon faith and the founder joseph smith, there are reams of info online.

    July 15, 2012 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  7. Willard-The king for "of-shoring"

    "Truth", most people in this country (except right-wing idiots and birthers) know that the President is Christian! Do you belong to one of those two groups?

    July 15, 2012 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  8. Sorensen

    And they all listened to the word from the funny book that came flying down from heaven!!!

    July 15, 2012 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  9. S From Canada

    @ Truth – Get a life!! Why is it everyone else is believed to be what they say they are – with the one exception of President Obama. Who , by the way, has already professed to be a Christian.
    Or is that something else you choose to conveniently forget/ignore?

    July 15, 2012 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  10. Michael B.

    I don't vote on race, I don't vote on religion, I vote on who holds similar beliefs of mine about the betterment of Americans. Romney is someone who can help every single American with his leadership and skills. Another 4 years of Obama and I don't think the next 3 presidents would be able to recover what he does to the USA.

    July 15, 2012 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  11. Michael B.

    @Jerry from Dallas
    Your sense of smell must be off. Mitt's an honest guy, I can't believe you're falling for Obama's scam – lying and deceiving the American public because you're all so gullible.

    July 15, 2012 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  12. Larry L


    Ambrose, what is the point you trying to make? At least we know what Romney is. What is Obama??? Christian? Catholic? Muslim? ???????
    You can't have it both ways – critical of the President for attendance to a church with a radical preacher and then questioning his religion. It's like "birthers" ignoring all evidence to offer a hateful message. Nothing is weaker and more dishonest than people who allow themself to be blinded by hate and racism.

    July 15, 2012 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  13. Britt

    Raised by a Christian family, children brought up in a Christian church and were still asking questions about Obama's religion? Religion shouldn't matter in any election... it's about who has the best plan in moving this country forward and strengthening our MIDDLE CLASS!!!

    July 15, 2012 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  14. Just Be Honest

    My vote isn't based on religion but I am very disappointed in Gov. Romney. I just don't believe he is being honest and yet he openly proclaims to follow the tenants of his faith. I know many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and honesty and truthfulness are a value they hold dear.

    His negative ads and his dishonesty will cost him the votes in my family.

    BTW, OBama has clearly stated his religious preferences. But what does religion really matter as long as he upholds the tenants of his belief? Being true to your beliefs and being true to yourself and others are pretty much the same.

    July 15, 2012 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  15. Irma in North Carolina

    I suppose Mitt thought he better go to church beings he told so many lies lately. Wonder if the morman god will forgive mitt for the lies he is telling. I think he ought to bring him down on his knees, I wonder if we can tell his got to not let Mitt in the white house.

    July 15, 2012 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  16. beau

    So the Republicans are going to settle on an east coast, elite, millionaire from an aristocratic family? What is his experience that will make him a successful Conservative President?
    1. He fires people, lays off employees, and outsources jobs while pocketing the pension funds of those same employees.
    2. He is comfortable in an upper class setting. After all, America IS the upper class, isn't it? The little people, like you and I, are not really very important. People of Romney's class and background see us as livestock that can understand English.
    3. He does not care if Americans suffer. He has made lots of them suffer so far in his life. He's made of tough stuff. No weepy compassion will ever cloud his judgment.
    4. He knows how to destroy corporations and sell off their assets. He could use those skills to destroy the federal government, a stated goal of Conservatism
    5. After the Romney Administration is over in 2016 or 2018, Conservatives will say, "Hey, you can't blame us for the disastrous Romney Administration. He wasn't a TRUE Conservative. What we need is a TRUE Conservative like Ron Paul or Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum … or maybe govornor Palin."

    July 15, 2012 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  17. beau

    Religious sales people believe that they can sell their version of Christianity to weak-minded Christians. Mr. Osteen is attempting to use his standing among Christians to influence the election. Thus, he has revealed his hand and should have no credibility with true followers of Christ. Mormonism does not adhere to the teachings of Christ and therefore it is not Christianity. Many will preach in His name, but beware of them. Christians are followers of Christ and know the he is GOD. Moreover, they are advocates for the poor and homeless.

    July 15, 2012 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  18. Jules

    You know President Obama is Christian and actually, very knowledgeable about the Bible and Christianity. During the 08 campaign when he did the interview with Pastor Rick Warren, his deep faith was obvious.

    July 15, 2012 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  19. cj1

    You people are pathetic. I for one am Mormon and I support romney not for the rligion but for his views. Obama on the other hand may be a good family man, but his far from a good president. Ypu all need to get your facts straight

    July 15, 2012 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  20. Jean

    Wonder where obama worshiped? The golf course?

    July 15, 2012 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  21. charles

    All of a sudden he is a christian right? When was the last time he entered a christian church (Amazing!

    July 15, 2012 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |