Date: September 04, 2012 02:53PM
Whenever TBMs are questioned on why the church doesn't release financial information concerning how tithing is spent, you often hear the excuse that it is 'sacred funds'.
I agree - the hard earned 10% of members, particularly those who have really sacrificed all to make this payment should be treated as sacred. But isn't this ALL the more reason to release information about how is spent?
So, I propose that next time a TBM tells you that tithing is sacred funds (as if it therefore by nature has to be secret), agree with them and tell them that this is exactly why the church should be open with those who have donated. It's not like they are just blowing $millions of profit from their stock investments.