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3 years ago  ::  Jan 27, 2012 - 6:21PM #21
davelaw40
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I suspect his giving to the Church is a tax dodge

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3 years ago  ::  Jan 28, 2012 - 11:59AM #22
allthegoodnamesweretaken
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Jan 27, 2012 -- 6:21PM, davelaw40 wrote:


I suspect his giving to the Church is a tax dodge





On what grounds?

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3 years ago  ::  Jan 28, 2012 - 12:05PM #23
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nothing concrete


but the LDS has been accused in the past of sometimes acting as a phoney Charitable Trust in a tax sense-you give the LDS money to lower your tax burden and they funnel it back to you when you need it

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3 years ago  ::  Jan 29, 2012 - 10:45AM #24
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According to an article in the Huffington Post, the tithes Mormon give are used like a welfare system providing for those in the church who are in need. Link

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3 years ago  ::  Jan 29, 2012 - 2:02PM #25
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Jan 28, 2012 -- 12:05PM, davelaw40 wrote:


nothing concrete


but the LDS has been accused in the past of sometimes acting as a phoney Charitable Trust in a tax sense-you give the LDS money to lower your tax burden and they funnel it back to you when you need it





Couldn't various non-Mormon Churches be accused of the same?

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3 years ago  ::  Jan 29, 2012 - 9:02PM #26
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of course

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3 years ago  ::  Jan 31, 2012 - 4:41PM #27
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So with nothing concrete isn't it kind of silly to state that because one person could be doing it,  that's a reason not to vote for him, when the reality is that it's not different for any of the candidates?

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3 years ago  ::  Feb 02, 2012 - 1:52PM #28
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I think its more like to happen with the LDS -I will freely admit I am biased

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3 years ago  ::  Feb 03, 2012 - 6:38AM #29
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Ok.  Persoanal bias is one thing.  What I had seen was the argument that people were making that a person shouldn't vote for him because he is Mormon. 



Persoanally, I'm not a big fan of LDS either, but tend to lump them into the general heading of "Christian" anyway.  It wouldn't stop me from voting for a candidate. 

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3 years ago  ::  Feb 03, 2012 - 8:03AM #30
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Feb 3, 2012 -- 6:38AM, allthegoodnamesweretaken wrote:


Ok.  Persoanal bias is one thing.  What I had seen was the argument that people were making that a person shouldn't vote for him because he is Mormon. 



Persoanally, I'm not a big fan of LDS either, but tend to lump them into the general heading of "Christian" anyway.  It wouldn't stop me from voting for a candidate. 




I think its a tad more specific; its basically an in house argument. If you are an evangelical Christian and think the Country would be better with more people like your self in office; Mormon's are not evangelical Christians.



Its a funny road because, Evangelicals often disagree on who is in their group (do Charismatics qualify?) and end up compromising by putting conservative Catholics in power which is extreme irony for those are the people that were burning the ancestors of the evangelicals back in the old country


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