Did Mitt Romney’s $10,000 bet violate LDS Church teaching?

Mitt Romney offered a $10,000 bet to Rick Perry over health care during Saturday night’s Republican presidential debate, a move that many analysts say shows he’s out of touch with the economic hardships facing the American public, and perhaps with the teachings of his own Mormon Church.

When questioned by Perry about whether or not the former governor proscribed his Massachusetts health care plan for the rest of the country, Romney, a former bishop and active Mormon, said: “I’ll tell you what, 10,000 bucks? Ten-thousand-dollar bet?”

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