Important News: Romney Gave Millions to Mormon Church

Posted by on Jan 18, 2012 at 9:54 am

I can’t wait to find out the results of the ABC News investigation into the amount of money Barack Obama tithed to Jeremiah Wright’s Church of Hate.

By the way, did you know Mitt Romney was a Mormon?

Underscoring the prominent, if little discussed role that Mitt Romney played as a Mormon leader, the private equity giant once run by the GOP presidential frontrunner carved his church a slice of several of its most lucrative business deals, securities records show, providing it with millions of dollars worth of stock in some of Bain Capital’s most well-known holdings.

Romney has always been a major donor to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which requires that members “tithe,” or give 10 percent of their income to the church. His family charity, called the Tyler Foundation, has given more than $4 million to the church in the past five years, including $1.8 million in 2008 and $600,000 in 2009. But because Romney, whose fortune has been estimated at $250 million, has never released his personal tax returns, the full extent of his giving has never been public.

Newly uncovered stock contributions made during Romney’s Bain days suggest there is another dimension to Romney’s support for the church — one that could involve millions more than has been previously disclosed.

Romney also has a stake in Burger King, which obviously he means he wants kids to get fat and die.


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