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Man, if the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were to ever lose their tax-exempt status for supporting political parties and candidates, that sure would be a revenue bonanza.

Posted by flamingbanjo | September 25, 2008 11:12 AM


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Posted by Comment Deleted | September 25, 2008 11:14 AM


I've felt that way for years. Being a native Utahn, the LDS have ALWAYS interfered with my life. This story doesn't surprise me at all, I've known a lot of shady people within the church (among all the shady people everywhere, I guess).

Posted by JJ | September 25, 2008 11:42 AM

Theocratic fools want bring back the Dark Ages.

Posted by Vince | September 25, 2008 12:28 PM

Whats great is that Bishops in the church aren't like the priests or other religious "professionals". Its a job where you are 'called' to do it. There is no professional training, no qualifications. This leads to each church kind of has its own take on church matters (with some exception).

For example, one church will tell you that you are not allowed to eat chocolate because it contains caffine and that it is against god. Another church will be like, "chocolate is ok, but cola is bad".

Totally bizarre that average people get to lead the faith and listen to horrendous problems of their parishioners with no real qualifications.

Posted by Original Monique | September 25, 2008 2:00 PM

Sarah Palin may be right. I think we are in end times, and all these wacko theocrats are just itching to pull the trigger.

Posted by kk | September 25, 2008 2:35 PM

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