“In the Mormon worldview, it’s as spiritual to give alms to the poor, as the old phrase goes in the Biblical sense, as it is to make a million dollars.”
"The Mormon Church is owned and run by what is called the “Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”... which is an obscure legal body owned entirely by one person... Monson, the prophet."
"...the LDS Church is likely worth $40 billion today and collects up to $8 billion in tithing each year."
"They spent more money on a mall in three years than they did in 25 on humanitarian aid"
"The church gave $1.3 billion in humanitarian aid in over 178 countries and territories during the 25 years between 1985 and 2010. ... less than one-third of the sum was monetary assistance, while the rest was in the form of “material assistance.” ...[Evenly distributed,] the church gave $52 million annually. A recently published article... estimates that the Mormon Church donates only about 0.7 percent of its annual income to charity; the United Methodist Church gives about 29 percent."
- SAITArchitectural Technologies, 2003 - 2005
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