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An article written by someone who seems to have a good handle of the financial picture of the Church, especially as it relates to the use of tithing.
Where Do They Spend All the Tithing Money?
Here's the official anouncement for electronic tithe paying:
How many here would be willing to use this electronic method?
For several years now there has been a way for members to pay offerings online, although it was meant to be limited for certain situations. Apparently there are wards that are now participating in a beta version of an online tithe paying service which everyone will be able to use if they want, just by going to the LDS.org website.
Anyone else hear of this or know anyone participating? Anyone inclined to use such a service when it goes live?
I think this is a great story...even if we don't encourage participating in the lottery.
Mom wins it big...and still has her priorities straight.
From a KSL article:
"At the state level, residents of Utah were the nation's most generous, donating $65.60 to charity for every $1,000 they earned. One factor is Utah's large presence of Mormons, whose church practices call for them to give at least 10 percent of their income to charity."
Church critics claim that the only reason for this is the fact that Mormons are compelled to pay tithing to keep their membership in good status and remain temple worthy and therefore such donations should not be considered an act of giving to charity. Is this a valid argument?
See the interactive map: