First off – let me say thanks to David Smith for this video. If you need someone who can do good video editing for you … say hi HERE.
We’ve written about some of the things found in the video above relative to when Mitt Romney was a bishop in the Mormon church. As we recounted a Boston Globe article on the subject HERE; an excerpt from the Boston Globe:
In the statement, Romney said he urged the adoption route because Hayes’ child was born out of wedlock. “This was Peggy’s second child,” he said. ”At the time, Peggy was not working, had no visible means of support and was living on welfare. She was also a member of a family that had had severe problems in many different ways which, to protect Peggy’s privacy, I will not go into in this statement.”
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a specific policy of encouraging adoptions for children born to single mothers.
According to the church’s public affairs office in Salt Lake City, Mormon policy is that unwed parents who are unable or unwilling to marry “should be encouraged to place the child for adoption, preferably through LDS social services,” the official church social services agency.
We wrote about how the Mormon Church owns billion dollar businesses and uses tax avoidance strategies HERE; an excerpt:
There is so much to dislike here. You’ve got a church that operates itself completely like a business. They market their business to others and sell you the benefits of their services. You have a required payment of at least 10% of your income to be a member and the church uses that estimated $8 billion in tithing each year to buy more businesses. The church is able to avoid paying all federal taxes and most state and local taxes on most of those businesses under protection of church tax laws. And to top all of that off … it’s estimated that they are using about .7% of all of their untold billions on “charity”. Seriously.
And to cap it off – Mitt likes to recount his days as a poor Mormon Missionary but he forgets to mention that a good deal of his time overseas on mission in France … he stayed in a place often referred to as a palace. More on that HERE; an excerpt:
As part of Mitt Romney’s Mormon religion – he was required to spread the word of the Mormon faith as shared by Joseph Smith – the founder of the Mormon religion. He has often talked about his 30 month mission as having lived in squalor as basically a poor Mormon with little means just eking it out like all the other guys. Only not so much. After he left Bordeaux – he stayed in Paris, France for 9 months starting in the spring of 1968. The building he stayed in was owned by the Mormon church and had modern conveniences like an extensive art collection, chandeliers, washer/dryer, refrigerator, a personal chef, a houseboy, several bathtubs, centralized heating etc. People who knew him and that building have called it a “palace”.
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