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How to Allocate Your LDS Tithe Contributions

Susan Brown at wheatandtares.org is not a happy camper.  Reacting to the revelation that the LDS Church has a $100B “rainy-day” fund: I’m totally disgusted. I don’t think I’m going to pay tithing next year (I have been teetering anyway, … Continue reading

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LDS Church and Its “Rainy-day” Funds

A “whistleblower” recently claimed that the LDS Church has a $100 billion in one of its rain-day funds.  Unless the Church denies it (with proof), I will assume the allegation is true. A important question members are asking is:  What … Continue reading

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LDS Church Humanitarian Efforts

It appears that the LDS Church doesn’t donate much to humanitarian efforts.  Since Church finances are mostly secret, this analysis is based on conjecture and selective information provided by the Church.  According to President Russell Nelson in an October 2019 … Continue reading

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Tiered Tithing Proposal for the LDS Church

By Peggy Fletcher Stack (excerpt from sltrib.com) [Historian Michael] Quinn argues that those facing financial hardships should be allowed to pay less [than the required 10 percent]. “Over time, it has been demonstrated that tithing is a reasonable financial obligation … Continue reading

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How to Afford Charitable Donations (If You’re LDS)

In a recent column on sltrib.com, Robert Kirby described how he and his wife pay “tithing” to their respective churches.  Robert is a Latter-day Saint, his wife is not. I pay tithing my way. Living in a split-faith marriage, my … Continue reading

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Pay LDS Tithing or Feed Your Family?

General Authorities need to be careful about the advice they give members during General Conference.  Suggesting that tithing should be paid before feeding your family is NOT good policy. In April 2017 General Conference, the following advice was given: After … Continue reading

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