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  •  And every last penny of it (29+ / 0-)

    was extracted from the hard work and lost pensions of others. Mitt deserves to the the GOP nominee; he is the poster child for the parasitic class whose interests they serve.

    •  The Mormon Church "Charity"? (4+ / 0-)
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      trillian, Roadbed Guy, askew, Matt Z

      Was it charity when the Mormon Church invested millions in researching the names of Jews who died in the Holocaust so they could retroactively baptize their souls into the Mormon faith?

      This practice has gone on for decades, as Mormons believe all non-Mormon souls are lying in purgatory, waiting for the benevolent hand of 19h convicted felon and card hustler turned religious con-man Joseph Smith to save them from their Jewishness, or Muslimness, or just regular Jesus-only Christianness.

      Read this if you think I'm overreacting:

      In December 2002, independent researcher Helen Radkey published a report showing that, following a 1995 promise from the church to remove Jewish Nazi victims from its International Genealogical Index, the Church's database included the names of about 19,000 who had a 40 to 50 percent chance "to be Holocaust victims ... in Russia, Poland, France, and Austria."[39][40] Genealogist Bernard Kouchel conducted a search of the International Genealogical Index, and discovered that many well known Jews had been vicariously baptized, including Maimonides, Albert Einstein, and Irving Berlin, without family permission.

      Church official D. Todd Christofferson told the New York Times that the church expends massive amounts of resources attempting to purge improperly submitted names, but that it is not feasible to expect the Church to find each and every last one, and that the agreement in 1995 did not place this type of responsibility on the centralized church leadership.[41]

      Jewish groups such as the Simon Wiesenthal Center spoke out against the vicarious baptism of Holocaust perpetrators and victims in the mid-1990s and again in the 2000s when they discovered the practice, which they consider insensitive to the living and the dead, was continuing.[42][43] The associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Abraham Cooper, complained that infamous figures such as Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun appeared on LDS genealogical records: "Whether official or not, the fact remains that this is exactly the kind of activity that enraged and hurt, really, so many victims of the Holocaust and caused alarm in the Jewish community."[44][45]

      So tell me again about Mitt Romney's "Charity" work???

      He won't pay into the Americn government, but he'll give millions to have Holocaust relatives of my friends and family bapitzed in the name of Joseph Smith???

      F@#K Mitt Romney.  

      •  More on Willard's favorite charity (1+ / 0-)
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        In 2008, the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, announced that, since the Church had repeatedly violated previous agreements, it would no longer negotiate with the Church to try to prevent vicarious baptism. Speaking on the anniversary of Kristallnacht, Ernest Michel, a Holocaust survivor who reported on the Nuremberg Trials, [46][dead link] speaking as the honorary chairman of the American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors, called on the LDS Church to "implement a mechanism to undo what [they] have done", and declared that the LDS Church had repeatedly violated their agreements, and that talks with Mormon leaders were now ended. Jewish groups, he said, would now turn to the court of public opinion for justice.[47] Michel called the practice a revision of history that plays into the hands of Holocaust deniers, stating: "They tell me, that my parents' Jewishness has not been altered but ... 100 years from now, how will they be able to guarantee that my mother and father of blessed memory who lived as Jews and were slaughtered by Hitler for no other reason than they were Jews, will someday not be identified as Mormon victims of the Holocaust?"[48]
      •  Funding "Charity" = Funding Proposition 8 (0+ / 0-)

        Yeah, I'm not seeing the "charity" part when it comes to giving millions to the mormon church.

    •  I'd change the title of this post (3+ / 0-)
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      Put the word "earnings" in quotation marks.

      2012: George Bailey capitalism v. Henry Potter capitalism. Do Republicans really want that argument?

      by NCJan on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 08:29:49 AM PST

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