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Old Jan 25, 2012, 09:03 PM   #1
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Mitt Romney donates $4.13 million to the Mormon church

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That's either one year or two years worth of tithing; I'm not sure.
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Old Jan 25, 2012, 09:05 PM   #2
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I was wondering to what "charities" Romney had been so generous... particularly compared to Grinch... I mean Gingrich.
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Old Jan 25, 2012, 09:11 PM   #3
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Well, the Mormon church is the 2nd richest church in the world next to Catholics; partly due to church members like Romney.
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Old Jan 25, 2012, 09:32 PM   #4
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Does this thread have any relevance to anything?
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Old Jan 25, 2012, 09:36 PM   #5
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Does this thread have any relevance to anything?
He is a Presidential Candidate, a front runner at that, and I assume the OP just wants to make those in this forum aware of his "philanthropy".
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Old Jan 25, 2012, 09:44 PM   #6
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He's a presidential candidate and I wanted your general reaction; that's it.
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Old Jan 25, 2012, 09:48 PM   #7
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My reaction is this... he's a very wealthy guy who contributed to his church. So?
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My reaction is this... he's a very wealthy guy who contributed to his church. So?
OK ... thank you very much for your reaction.
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Old Jan 25, 2012, 10:16 PM   #9
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Doesn't surprise me. Ken Jennings did the same thing; its a morman thing.
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Old Jan 25, 2012, 10:18 PM   #10
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I wonder how many sets of magic underwear that buys.......
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Old Jan 25, 2012, 11:25 PM   #11
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Shouldn't candidates be embracing all religions, all faiths?
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Old Jan 25, 2012, 11:30 PM   #12
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He's an über wealthy guy who generously supports what he believes in. Good for him, I guess.
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Shouldn't candidates be embracing all religions, all faiths?
Well, apparently he has been. As a Mormon, it is his duty (which he has faithfully executed) to baptize as many people as possible, posthumously, in absentia. You will probably be baptized Mormon, if they can find a record of your existence.

Unfortunately for the lambs-of-god, some people, like say Jews, are more than offended by being baptized, what with their history with Torquemada and others. They asked the Mormons to cut it out already, the Mormons said ok, ok, but it seems they have still been at it.
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 12:31 AM   #14
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I don't have a problem with people donating to charity. It's his money and his choice of how to spend it.

If he were president and giving special treatment to his church, that would be a different story. As a private individual, he has no obligation to donate to anyone else's religious organizations.
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Doesn't surprise me. Ken Jennings did the same thing; its a morman thing.
It is a Mormon thing. I had several friends that were Mormon and they tithe at least 10% to the church.

Every church going Mormon does this.
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It is a Mormon thing. I had several friends that were Mormon and they tithe at least 10% to the church.

Every church going Mormon does this.
So, maybe we should audit him to make sure he is tithing an appropriate amount. Gotta make sure the man is honest – at least, more honest than Nut.
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If Romney is the nominee there is going to be a flood of information come out about the bat***** beliefs of that cult. It'll be entertaining, if nothing else.
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I was wondering to what "charities" Romney had been so generous... particularly compared to Grinch... I mean Gingrich.
I keep seeing his name as Chingrich.
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No. Why would they?
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No. Why would they?
Other than to get elected, no.

Same as every other thing they embrace during a campaign.
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Let the coronation continue.


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TAMPA, FL—From coast to coast, town to town, and in nearly every public meeting place and private residence across America, millions have been captivated, inspired, and in some cases moved to tears by presidential candidate Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who now finds himself campaigning before a nation in the throes of full-scale Romneymania.

"The raw energy and enthusiasm Mitt Romney stirs inside people is like nothing I've ever seen," Youngstown, OH auto mechanic Chris Ritenour said Wednesday. "Everything he says resonates with Americans. His moving story of growing up privileged, his inspiring rise from moderate wealth to overwhelming riches, his thrilling work in the highest echelons of corporate finance—he really speaks to the heart and mind of the common man."

"I don't think there's been a presidential candidate this exciting and magnetic in generations, if ever." Ritenour continued. "I am a Romneymaniac."

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Except that's in The Onion. Don't see that anywhere in the polls or primary results these days.
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Except that's in The Onion. Don't see that anywhere in the polls or primary results these days.
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I'm not sure what the goal is here. Are we supposed to be angry about this, or something? If so, what part are we angry about? Is it because of how much (or how little) he donated? Is it because he donated to the Mormon church and not to some other church?
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I'm not sure what the goal is here. Are we supposed to be angry about this, or something? If so, what part are we angry about? Is it because of how much (or how little) he donated? Is it because he donated to the Mormon church and not to some other church?
I think Mormon insularity is the main issue here. Do you ever hear of Mormon Charities like you do Catholic Charities or Lutheran Charities? No. Why? Because Mormons only look after their own. The only remotely global charitable organization they back is their own Family History Library. It's self serving of course and brings in millions upon millions of dollar to Salt Lake City and other genealogy oriented businesses that have located in Utah.

That's the problem with religions invented in America they only care about their own bottom line. Mooneys, Scientologists, etc.
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