Skip to comments.Ignorant Maher: Romney Only Gives to Mormons - 'His Cult'; 'That's Not a Charity
Posted on 04/28/2012 11:50:39 AM PDT by KaslinEdited on 04/28/2012 1:37:33 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Bill Maher on Friday evening once again displayed a level of ignorance and intolerance that should completely disqualify him as a political commentator.
On HBO's Real Time, the vulgar anti-theist said Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney doesn't give to charity. "All his charitable donations are to Mormons. He gives to his cult. That’s not a charity. They're not poor people" (video follows with transcript and commentary, serious vulgarity warning):
S.E. CUPP: Let's make the distinguish though, just real quick, between Mitt Romney the person and Mitt Romney the politician, because Mitt Romney the person has donated millions of dollars to poor people.
BILL MAHER: To Mormons.
CUPP: To poor people.
MAHER: Not poor people. No, no, no. Wait, wait, I gotta call El Toro Poo Poo on that one.
MAHER: All his charitable donations are to Mormons. He gives to his cult.
CUPP: So what?
MAHER: So what? That’s not a charity. That’s not a charity.
CUPP: So we can’t help certain poor people.
MAHER: They're not poor people.
CUPP: Yes, they are.
MAHER: Name one poor Mormon. Alright, I’ve got to move on.
Now watch one of the most shameless liberal shills in the nation - someone completely comfortable with lying on television without batting an eye to promote his agenda! - actually disagree with Maher and agree with Cupp:
PAUL BEGALA, DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST AND CNN CONTRIBUTOR: The church does do a lot of good. The church does a lot of good for a lot of poor people.
MAHER: That is some serious El Toro Poo Poo. That is some El Toro Poo Poo.
CUPP: So we're judging charity now based on religion?
MAHER: I don't really think you should judge charity. I dont think giving to opera is charity either, or giving to Cornell which has plenty of Uncouth Sexual Reference money and never needs any
CUPP (Who also went to Cornell University): Plenty of our money.
Now watch another liberal expose Maher as being a selfish, greedy millionaire:
ANDREW ROSS SORKIN, NEW YORK TIMES: Are you a giver?
SORKIN: Never. Okay.
MAHER: Why should I be? They have a giant endowment - as does President Obama.
Yes, they have a giant endowment because people give money to them. That's how you get an endowment.
But Maher as usual was demonstrating that his ignorance on a variety of subjects knows no bounds.
Observe Romney's charitable giving as reported by the Christian Science Monitor in January:
While Romney is not thought of as a great philanthropist, his rate of giving is considered high. For example, in 2010 he gave $2.9 million or 14 percent of his income to charity. A typical person gives 2 to 3 percent of their income. And people who made $10 million or more typically gave 6.5 percent to charity, according to Roberton Williams of the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center in Washington.
“Romney’s rate is very high,” says Mr. Williams.
Part of the reason for the high rate of giving is Romney’s contributions to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the Mormon church. According to the church, members are expected to tithe 10 percent of their income. In Romney’s case, in 2010 he gave $1.5 million, closer to 7 percent of his adjusted gross income. In 2011, he gave $2.6 million, or 12.4 percent of his income.
But Romney and his wife also gave a considerable amount of money – some $1.5 million in 2010 and $500,000 in 2011 – to other charities, mainly through the Tyler Charitable Foundation, apparently named for a street Romney and his wife lived on in Belmont, Mass. In 2010, the foundation had more than $10 million in assets.
In 2010, the largest beneficiaries of the Tyler Charitable Foundation included the Mormon Church ($145,000), the Friends of George W. Bush Library ($100,000), and the Center for Treatment of Pediatric MS ($75,000). However, the foundation also made contributions to organizations including the US Equestrian Team Foundation ($10,000), Harvard Business School ($10,000), and Homes for Our Troops ($20,000).
As is plainly evident, Romney doesn't only give to the Mormon Church as Maher ignorantly claimed. But even if he had, like most churches, Latter-day Saint Charities gives substantially to the poor:
Latter-day Saint Charities helps people become self-reliant and improve their quality of life through initiatives such as clean water, health, and food production. Latter-day Saint Charities also relieves suffering by providing life sustaining support during emergencies...100 percent of all donations go to help those in need. No administrative costs are deducted by LDS Philanthropies or our affiliated charities
LDS Charities actually has six charitable categories:
Click on any of those links and you'll find tremendous services for the poor.
Much of what is done in the Church is to bless and help those who are not Mormon. The Mormon Church has donated more than $1 billion in cash and material assistance to 167 different countries in need of humanitarian aid since it started keeping track in 1985. Many of these countries have few to no Mormons, but are also non-Christian. More than 53,000 Mormon missionaries serve through the world today. All of their service is to help those who are not Mormon. Joseph Smith himself taught that we are "to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to provide for the widow, to dry up the tear of the orphan, to comfort the afflicted, whether in this church, or in any other, or in no church at all."
As such, Maher was 100 percent wrong - AGAIN!
ELSIE can do as he pleases, and all you can do is whine about someone hating you.
Too bad that your chosen religion is so lame and weak.
I will reiterate that I view MORMONism as a force for EVIL in the next.
Then I guess you'll be the FIRST on FR to either affirm or repudiate the QUOTED statements made by MORMON leadership in post #53.
Who's stopping them?
We ARE sticking to the First: exercizing OUR freedom of speech to point out the HERESY that calls itself MORMONism.
YOU are not trying to abridge MY right to do that; are you??
“Presently, Mormons are not committing acts of terrorism or killing those who disagree with them.”
Well....Leading someone to hell is equivalent to killing them in my opinion. Besides, you asked me what I had against Mormons. I told you, but you wouldn’t accept it. Sorry, but I happen to hold very strong Christian convictions. Mormonism is NOT Christian. It is a pseudo-Christian Cult.
Look, I’m NOT advocating suppression of Mormonisn by force or law. The First Ammendment stands.
However, I will NOT give them a free pass on their lies to propagate as truth...and I WILL NOT help them get one of their own in the White House so he can use it as a means to evangelize for Mormonism - your a fool if you think he will do otherwise.
The founder of their cult, Joseph Smith, always wanted to be POTUS. Romney is just an extension of him. Smith was one of history’s greatest liars and frauds. Something Romney has proven to be.
Like I told you....STOP POSTING PRO-ROMNEY NONSENSE ON THIS FORUM. ROMNEY IS COMPLETELY TIED TO MORMONISM. So, your “favorable” posts about Mormons is just a backhanded way to endorse Romeny.
Ask Mr. Robinson if that is OK? This is supposed to be a Romney free forum!
I am not nor have I ever have been a Mormon. You have a real problem.
You are entitled to whatever biased, twisted views you might hold. I don’t agree with them. We will simply agree to disagree.
I suggest you acquaint yourself with the posting rules on FR:
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STOP POSTING YOUR RELIGIOUS BIGOTRY UNDER THE GUISE OF ATTACKING ROMNEY. THE MORMON CHURCH IS A FORCE FOR GOOD IN THIS WORLD. MANY OF ITS MEMBERS HAVE MADE SIGNIFICANT AND IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THIS NATION INCLUDING MEDAL OF HONOR WINNERS, BUSINESS LEADERS, SCIENTISTS, EDUCATORS, SPORTS FIGURES, ETC. HAVE YOU NO SHAME?
Coffee is served for all makes and models including FReepers using women’s names.
Never knew any dogs that drank coffee though. Well......Maybe.
Please see posts 86 and 89.Will you be massively zotting for the religious bigotry of hate posted? Are the band of bullies that promote your FReeperthon and or all that agree with you lock in step; exempt from the posted forum guidelines and rules? Are you aware that there is a group that flame and control the forum in a way so vile that I think they are DU sleeper trolls?
If Romney were Catholic would this type of religious bigotry stand; or be zotted?How is Romney any LESS of a reformed RINO than Gingrich? The official Romney issues page leave Romney about identical with Gingrich.Romney is much more conservative than he is portrayed. He was dealing with a complete Democrat legislature in liberal MA.
A reformed RINO is a reformed RINO; don’t judge the results of issues by a religion most are ignorant about that will have nothing to do with Romney as POTUS.You keep stating no abortionist statist.Yet you stood by while this forum destroyed pro life candidates- Perry,Bachmann and Santorum all under the guise of Palin was there first and ‘could’ be running.
In a previous post you used the term PDS.What if I were to call you ‘deranged’ because I do not agree with your position of enabling Obama with Romney hate.You show hate for Romney beyond any past PDSer. As the so called PDSer’s did not hate Palin they just did not think she was running or was positioned to.
Is this article allowed to be posted on FR?
How'd you find I out is a model?
I've never said so.
Ok; I'll tell: think BEFORE pictures...
The demons are having a hissy fit this morning!
I suggest you buy your OWN server and build a Love_For_Romney website that will counter Jim's.
I personally know that you could get up to a theoretical 14,000,000 folks to join in the singing of Mitt's praises.
Don't make me post: http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/jacksparrow_012/last_great_act_of_defiance.jpg
Hey folks; LOOK!
A free-range, no hormones, rBGH-less MORMON defender!
Totally rogue; totally bad.
Mess with MORMONs at your own peril.
Will defend MORMONism's 'right' to say nasty things; yet will chide and scold any others if they do so.
I really didn't think that someone would try to stifle my right to speak out about the HERESY that is MORMONism; esPECIALly on a website named FreeRepublic!
"Shout louder!" he said. "Surely he is a god! Perhaps he is deep in thought, or busy, or traveling. Maybe he is sleeping and must be awakened."
THE MORMON CHURCH IS A FARCE FOR GOD IN THIS WORLD.
“STOP POSTING YOUR RELIGIOUS BIGOTRY UNDER THE GUISE OF ATTACKING ROMNEY. THE MORMON CHURCH IS A FORCE FOR GOOD IN THIS WORLD.”
NO IT IS NOT!
Also, standing against falsehoods and outrights lies (even those done for “religious” reasons) is not bigotry. Don’t play the “bigotry” card...it is ever bit as bad as playing the “race” one. Have you no same.
Also, stop lying about not being a Mormon. You either are one or have some form of close ties. I can recognize a deceit when I read one’s posts.
Romeny’s religious beliefs are fair game. I have laid off anti-Mormon posting for quite awhile...because I avoid the “religion” forum. However, with Romney attempting to seize power, using all means of deceit and chicanary...consistent with Mormonism. Mormonism will be on trial as well.
And you ARE using it as a means to backdoor a Pro Romney agenda. Have YOU no shame!
If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog? Five?
Only four. Calling his tail a leg doesn't make it so.
Likewise, your ACCUSATIONs of bigotry will have to have SOME evidence, as the prosecuting attorney's yelling and shouting is NOT convincing the jury.