why is my tithing supporting this??Seems like a waste
Tithing funds are never used for this type of a gift. The Church has a
foundation which is funded by business investments, and profits are used to
provide support for worthwhile community efforts. I applaud the Church for
giving to so many diverse causes. In my experience with Public Affairs, the
Church is very generous with a wide range of recipients --mainly those
organizations or institutions who provide education or social services to people
of many faiths and beliefs. The Church truly tries to be a good neighbor to all
who are striving to build our community, including educational institutions.
SoDakota Yote,I totally trust how tithing money is spent. Education
is not a waste.
SouthDakota Yote, please check your facts before making such comments. There is
a group called LDS Philanthropies which takes in donations and there are
business ventures the Church is involved in, which pay taxes. The Church can use
money from either source to donate. Tithing monies would never be used to
donate to causes not related to the mission Church.
Mombers who complain about how tithing is spent usually don't know much
about what tithing is used for, or they really don't pay tithing.