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Romney gives millions to Mormon Church
http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/mitt-romney-millions-mormon-church/story?id=15380149 ^ | Jan. 18, 2012 | http://abcnews.go.com

Posted on 01/18/2012 7:34:22 AM PST by varina davis

Drudge Report this morning Jan. 18: From information in some tax reports released, showing Romney gave $4 million + to LDS church during past 5 years, plus shares and stakes in Bain holding companies including Burger King, Domino's, etc.

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KEYWORDS: bain; donations; mormon; romney
I'm sure there is more to come.
1 posted on 01/18/2012 7:34:32 AM PST by varina davis
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To: varina davis

So? With all that’s wrong with Mitt, we’re supposed to be concerned that he gives money to his church??


2 posted on 01/18/2012 7:37:08 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: varina davis; P-Marlowe; wmfights; betty boop; Alamo-Girl

I would not touch this. It is a religious freedom issue and it is a trap.

If he believes in tithing and he makes 20 million a year, then he would be giving 2 million a year to his church.

Leave this one alone. It is protected by the first amendment and conservatives will look stupid opposing the first amendment.


3 posted on 01/18/2012 7:37:52 AM PST by xzins (Newt Gingrich Cleaned Up In Last Night's Debate! Awesome Performance!)
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To: varina davis

Also a lot of information in the story about his hierarchy in the LDS church, including requirement for time committment, etc.


4 posted on 01/18/2012 7:37:59 AM PST by varina davis (Elect a real American patriot in 2012 -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: xzins

I agree.


5 posted on 01/18/2012 7:38:54 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: varina davis

I don’t mind his tithing to his church, but there is much more to it — read the article. I’m not so sure Romney wants to be president as much as the LDS wants him to.


6 posted on 01/18/2012 7:40:22 AM PST by varina davis (Elect a real American patriot in 2012 -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: xzins

What a man does with money he earns is nobody’s business or concern. Except of course the liberal media.


7 posted on 01/18/2012 7:42:55 AM PST by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: varina davis

One might not agree with the religion but we are getting on a slippery slope here if we are going to make an issue of his donating to his church.


8 posted on 01/18/2012 7:44:15 AM PST by chuckee
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To: xzins

I agree, I’m not touching it either and for the reasons you stated.


9 posted on 01/18/2012 7:45:20 AM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: varina davis
Romney $4 million to church = bad

Hillary used underwear donation = good

10 posted on 01/18/2012 7:45:20 AM PST by Mannaggia l'America
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To: varina davis

Good for him.

How much did Obama give to Jeremiah Wright’s church?


11 posted on 01/18/2012 7:45:28 AM PST by pie_eater
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To: chuckee

I care not how much he tithes to his church. Read the article.


12 posted on 01/18/2012 7:45:44 AM PST by varina davis (Elect a real American patriot in 2012 -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: varina davis

I despise the man but I don’t care about what he gives to his church!

My advice is stay far away from this sort of criticism!


13 posted on 01/18/2012 7:45:54 AM PST by Bobalu (Newt is just the a-hole we need at a time like this)
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To: varina davis

This is probably one of his biggest concerns as far as releasing his taxes. It won’t look good to John Q. Public when combined with the stories Obama will slip into the media about Mormons.


14 posted on 01/18/2012 7:46:17 AM PST by bramps (zero from zero is zero)
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To: ohioWfan; xzins

Amen to both of you.

MR is not my guy, but for real reasons. Not this.


15 posted on 01/18/2012 7:49:40 AM PST by Larry Lucido (Ron Paul: Favorite of military impersonators everywhere.)
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To: varina davis

I told ya this is why he didn’t want to release his returns.

Sure he has the right to give to whoever he wants. But I have the right to conclude what it means so I, and millions of others, can cast an informed vote.

This is simple. You want the real POTUS to be Thomas S. Monson? Well . . . then vote Mitt Romney.

This would make the Obama disaster pale in comparison . . . and boy is that saying something. Come on SC. We are counting on you.


16 posted on 01/18/2012 7:51:02 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: RIghtwardHo

The issue is not how much he personally give to his church from his personal fortune, but how much influence the church is garnering through his Bain holdings, etc.


17 posted on 01/18/2012 8:03:29 AM PST by varina davis (Elect a real American patriot in 2012 -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: varina davis

Yes, I did read the article. Are you driving at that he donated shares of companies that he owned while at Bain rather than cash because there is nothing sinister with this. It happens all the time where shares rather than cash is donated to a church or a college endowmwnt fund. It has to do with the cost basis of the donor from a tax perspective.


18 posted on 01/18/2012 8:09:56 AM PST by chuckee
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To: varina davis

This is wrong how?


19 posted on 01/18/2012 8:20:08 AM PST by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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To: varina davis

I thought we’re supposed to denigrate Mormonism, not Mormons?


20 posted on 01/18/2012 8:24:29 AM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: varina davis
Bishop Romney can give as much or little as he desires to any institution or cause.

More interesting, however, is the question of whether Mitt is in full keeping with The Law of Tithing. Rank and file Mormons are required to pay their church a full ten percent of their income. Many contend that this rule is often bent for chief Mormons with no flexibility allowed for the rank and file Indian Mormons. Others believe this is the main reason for Bishop Romney's failure to disclose his tax returns since he obviously fits into the former category.

21 posted on 01/18/2012 8:38:44 AM PST by Zakeet (If Obama had half a brain, his butt would be lopsided)
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To: varina davis

As long as it’s his money he’s giving a way I couldn’t possibly give less of a rip.

This Mormon bashing thing around here is beyond embarrasing lately. There are plenty of reasons to oppose Romney. His Mormon faith is NOT one of them.


22 posted on 01/18/2012 9:05:15 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Mannaggia l'America

That was the Rapist...not Hillary.


23 posted on 01/18/2012 9:11:50 AM PST by Osage Orange (HE HATE ME)
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To: xzins

Indeed, dear brother in Christ!


24 posted on 01/18/2012 9:21:55 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: varina davis
So what?
25 posted on 01/18/2012 9:23:21 AM PST by Chgogal (WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et. al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: ohioWfan

Yes this is the least of his short comings.. He is a Rhino Pure and simple. Giving to a church is a good thing. At least I used to think it was a good thing in America.. Now if we pray after a football game or give money to our church we are bad. FU USA! And I mean the Elites in this country. Who have ruined our moral fiber.. I hate lefties and all they stand for.


26 posted on 01/18/2012 9:34:31 AM PST by crazydad
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