Marriott head praises Romney for bringing Mormonism ‘out of obscurity’
September 2nd, 2012
03:57 PM ET

Marriott head praises Romney for bringing Mormonism ‘out of obscurity’

By Rachel Streitfeld, CNN Political Producer

Boston (CNN) - The head of the Marriott hotel chain, in deeply personal and reflective remarks at a New Hampshire church Sunday, credited Mitt Romney with changing Americans' perceptions about Mormonism.

J.W. Marriott Jr., a hotel magnate from one of America's most prominent Mormon families, spoke during services at the Wolfeboro branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - where Mitt and Ann Romney were also in attendance.

In his testimony, Marriott said he saw the church "coming out of obscurity" thanks to Romney's prominence as the GOP presidential nominee, and marveled that 90% of the media reports on Romney's Mormon faith had "been favorable."

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- shirleyhenrycnn

Filed under: Mitt Romney • Mormonism

soundoff (147 Responses)
  1. felix el gato

    Now put it back in obscurity where it belongs.

    September 29, 2012 at 12:26 pm |
  2. Joe

    I know that liberal activists are often anti-shem, and they are also anti-Mormon, anti-Catholic and there are several articles discussing their other racism and bigotry (liberals sending Blacks to the back of the lines in their gay bars, refusing to hre, segregattion etc) and I've also seen liberal activists pretend to be offensive Protestants, Mormons, etc, so there is a good chance that they are also doing this by pretending to be Jewish.

    September 7, 2012 at 6:45 pm |
    • donner

      Wow. How much crack did you smoke today?

      September 10, 2012 at 12:29 am |
  3. Joe

    Osama is not, that is good, and I thank the Americans who got him, but the Americans are worse off also, that is a bad thing. Obama is the only president ever who can't say we are better off. +4-5 is not equal to +4

    September 7, 2012 at 6:41 pm |
  4. ob@ma 2012

    Ask Osama bin Laden if he's better off now than he was four years ago.

    September 7, 2012 at 6:45 am |
  5. tuvia



    September 6, 2012 at 10:48 am |
  6. donner

    The schools and roads in my town are crumbling. Sure would be nice to get back some of the billions we give to Israel every year.

    September 5, 2012 at 7:30 pm |
    • Kaly57

      Agreed donner...and people live tuvia make you REALLY want all the billions given to Israel given back to the AMERICAN people. He is oblivious to the fact that his whining is what makes our view of him and his country so bad.

      September 6, 2012 at 11:16 am |
    • Joe

      It would also be nice to have all those trillions Obama sent to support the Muslim Brotherhood, tearing apart children (but we don't pay to do this to gerbils, it's a federal offense), poorly invested outsourcing of our "stimulus" money (some of that was reportedly laundered and routed back to his campaign fund) , millions spent for activists to malign religions (as you see here. They have been trained to do this to Mormons, Catholics, and Evangelicals).

      The way to imporve our lives is to get us all working instead of taking money from our children and throwing it out to get votes. I'm a Union employee, my Union is voting right now about accepting more cuts, higher health costs etc. We can't strike because the unemployment rate makes it so they can easily replace us. IF WE CAN WORK WE CAN BUY OUR OWN INSURANCE, security increases education, reduces abortions and crime etc.

      September 7, 2012 at 6:39 pm |
  7. tuvia






    September 5, 2012 at 1:46 pm |
    • Doc Vestibule

      Pollard betrayed the United States by selling classified intelligence to foreign interests.
      He is a treasonous pig and should never be released.

      September 5, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
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