Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Apostles income policies and ex mormon claims

I found an exmormon article about the homes of the apostles and leaders of the church. The article was claiming that church leaders become rich off the tithing of the church. I found it hilarious because they published the home of each apostle but failed to mention policies of the church or apostles employment throughout life. The article did more to preserve the principles of the church than find fault in it. Take for example the house and life of President Monson. He received a degree in business management and an MBA from BYU. Served in the Navy and became general manager of Deseret Newspaper. A board member of directors of Printing Industry of America and several other boards all before he became an Apostle.

Church policies allow apostles to receive living allowances when they cannot meet all of their own personal expenses while serving. Although many Seventy are able to accomplish this because callings are around 5 years of service, apostles and the first presidency have a harder time remaining self sufficient. Mainly due to the fact they serve for life. Living allowances are subsidised by the church and these funds come from for profit businesses the church owns; not from tithing money. Even if all 15 Apostles recieve an massive annual living allowance of $100,000 a year this is only .000001 percent of the annual income of the church. in comparison the Community of Christ (RLDS) church gives their leaders over 90% of the entire church budget just on administration costs, including to the president of the church.

In conclusion, i own a bigger house than President Monson and i'm only 26 years old. Yet, he operates the richest religious entity in America.

1 comment:

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