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Romney Releases Taxes and Nary a Peep from the Media

by on January 29, 2012

Mitt Romney has released his taxes, and nary a peep anymore about it from the media.  

Romney Brings Tithing to the Forefront

Mitt Romney’s tax returns reveal that the Republican presidential candidate does something fewer Americans do these days: He tithes.

Romney’s 2009 and 2010 tax returns, released Tuesday, show that he and his wife, Ann, gave 10 percent of their income, about $4.1 million, to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The couple reported income of about $43 million for the two years.

LDS church members must tithe to participate in temple rituals.

Nearly 80 percent of Mormons tithe, a poll released this month by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life shows.

While tithing among Mormons is high, it is at an all-time low, less than 3 percent, among many faith groups, according to an October report by Empty Tomb, a Christian research organization. The theology behind tithing is also being questioned, with many saying the mandate to con­tribute 10 percent is not biblical.

Tithing has its roots in the Old Testament (“Bring all the tithes to the storehouse,” from the Book of Malachi) and means one-tenth of income.

“The New Testament says a Chris­tian is saved under grace and it does not teach tithing,” said Russell Kelly, who argues against it on his website, http://www.shouldthechurchteachtithing. com.

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One Comment
  1. The libs don’t have to do anything at this point but sit back and watch Newt and Mitt punch each other out at the debates.

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