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July 13, 2012

Businessweek Cover: The Mormon Empire, Burger King and Romney the Almighty

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If the BusinessWeek cover takes the edge off by way of humor and illustration, it doesn’t hold much else back. To the extent Romney and Bain Capital donated $2 million worth of Burger King stock to the Mormon Church, as emphasized in the article, this almost doubles as a “church and treasury” warning poster. Given the LDS “merger” of spiritual and financial omnipotence, the clear allusion here — with John the Baptist talking private equity — is to Romney as a deity-figure and the Empire’s guiding light.

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