Mitt Romney has said he won't release more than two years of tax returns because "you can never satisfy the opposition research team of the Obama organization."
But in a forthcoming interview with Parade magazine, Romney revealed a new reason why he's hesitant to release more returns: He does not want to make public his donations to the LDS Church.
It took him long enough to come up with the reason, but now he can simply accuse anyone asking him about his tax returns that they are hostile to religious freedoms, and hate the Mormon faith.
Here's what Romney told Parade, according to The Salt-Lake Tribune:
"Our church doesn’t publish how much people have given. This is done entirely privately. One of the downsides of releasing one’s financial information is that this is now all public, but we had never intended our contributions to be known. It’s a very personal thing between ourselves and our commitment to our God and to our church."
The question now is "will the Village go along with this", knowing now that Mitt Romney is lying to them straight up, covering something much larger up, and openly telling them they can't ask questions of him without prior approval?