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  •  i am guessing that all the donations (0+ / 0-)

    to prop8 stuff was through individuals and not the lds church itself.  

    but there was a huge push through church channels to work on prop 8.  i am trying to remember now how it was communicated.  

    •  No, the LDS Church itself was the strongest (4+ / 0-)
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      supporter of Proposition 8.

      "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

      by elwior on Tue May 08, 2012 at 10:13:08 AM PDT

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      •  Is this a postion where an examination of the (4+ / 0-)

        candidates religion is appropriate since Romney's religion is inserting itself into the political process.   How much of that LDS financial support of Prop 8 came from Romney's 10% tithe to the Church?

        In a legal showdown between a civil rights equal marriage action and the teachings of the Mormon Church, would Romney come down on the side of the civil law or the teachings of his Church (which while a substantial religion, is far from a mainstream belief)?  This is not a religious test per se, but an question of how deeply the changeable religious tenets of the LDS Church (the prophets get different revelations from God on a regular basis in the LDS Church) will influence Presidential agendas and public policy should Romney be elected.

        And it feels like I'm livin'in the wasteland of the free ~ Iris DeMent, 1996

        by MrJersey on Tue May 08, 2012 at 10:58:08 AM PDT

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        •  iirc, his tax returns reflected a 19% tithing (4+ / 0-)

          to his church. Almost 2x the minimum. Why? Tax write off, church elder requirment, fight "teh gay" or whatever reason, RMoney's "charitable" tax deductions are being used to ban some Americans from equal treatment under the law. Period.

          Are we ever going to remove tax exemption status from those churches who try to influence polictical agendas?

          Nature created the human race, but humans created racism.

          by GrannyOPhilly on Tue May 08, 2012 at 11:42:35 AM PDT

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    •  the wards (churches) asked (read told) (2+ / 0-)
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      LDS members to donate to the H8 campaign.  This generated millions AND boots on the ground.

      i absolutely NEVER have trouble criticizing the LDS church because of their actions.

      202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

      by cany on Tue May 08, 2012 at 11:36:38 AM PDT

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