The Mormon Church got caught trying to hide its wealth from members through illegal means
Mormons: apparently the second wealthiest grift-ligious organization, just behind the RCC.
Hiding money through illegal means?
What happened to "Obey all earthly laws and authorities," Mor(m)ons?
"That cover-up allowed The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to withhold from members the fact that it has been stockpiling over $100,000,000,000 in donations meant to go to charity."
Charité bien ordonnée commence par soi-même s/
That's what happens when your accountants use seer stones and a top hat to do your books.
"The Church’s senior leadership received and relied upon legal counsel when it approved of the use of the external companies to make the filings."
The law firm of Dewy, Cheatam, and Howe.
My first thought was 'that's a lot of zeros there'. My second thought was 'well, not really a shock, the Mormon church is rolling in it.'
Honestly, I think I'm more surprised that the Mormon church is being fined at all over this than anything else. Usually, they find a way to sweep this under the rug and pretend they haven't done anything wrong; I honestly expected them to find a way to squirm out of this. Again. And yes, I fully expect to see this happen again, too.
Shouldn't the fine be $10,000,000,000? A tithe might really get their attention.
Seriously? A LOUSY $1 million fine in the face of a Mormon war chest worth over $100 billion? Once again, I have to ask: just WHEN is the federal government going to take the kid gloves off and deal with religion in general and the LDS Church in particular in the fashion they deserve?
Because this whole situation is LUDICROUS ... and anyone with a brain knows it.
The gullible follow blindly.
The Mormons may not be 𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘵𝘦 as crooked as the Roman Catholic Church- after all, the Catholics have a fair few centuries of thieving experience on them- but damned if they won't do their dead level best to catch up!
We seem to have our edit window back. A website that actually listens to its users. Gosh, Toto, we're not in OnlySky anymore!
Morons. Had to say it.
OT- Well, if anybody wasn't clear on how much damage Republicans could do with a narrow House majority, even though they don't hold the Senate or the Presidency... here's a taste: https://apnews.com/article/capitol-riot-investigation-mccarthy-tucker-carlson-7d302bd512c950f28cd50df4f5d4703a
House Speaker and noted spinally-deficient nitwit Craven McCarthy has decided to grant exclusive access to security footage from the Capitol Insurrection to... 𝘛𝘶𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘶𝘤𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘊𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘴𝘰𝘯. No other media outlets- 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 Fox, and 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 the guy who's already released a feature-length, bullshit-soaked propaganda piece about the event. This is your Congress on GQP, kids.
The members have been brainwashed into believing that that money, the billions and billions, is going to lead to something big charity wise. But it will only be hoarded by the church and the highest ranking people in the grift. If any religion is a MLM, the LDS is. Maybe Scientology is on par. But I still think they all are, especially if they evangelize.
"It would be nice if more Mormons were outraged by their own religious leaders lying to them, but if they haven’t been upset to this point, there’s no reason to believe they’ll come to their senses now."
The sense of smell is the sense of change, so if a stench increases slowly enough, people don't notice it. One hundred billion dollars of ROT can stink to high heaven, or at least to the top of the stratosphere, but apparently from gradual exposure, Mormons' olfactory nerves are oblivious to a fetid miasma that would cause choking and vomiting if it wafted over people all at once.
Maybe the younger members' noses aren't quite as desensitized, and they'll seek fresh air outside the temple.
I work in the financial industry. I have various licenses and certifications that all require continuing ed every year or two on ethics. These courses always include examples of companies paying whopping fines for violating rules. I don’t understand why the fines in this case are so paltry. The SEC should nail their hides to the wall.