REPORT: “WFP calculates that US$3.2 billion is needed per year to reach all 66 million hungry school-age children.” -World Food Programme, May 2012. [source]
NEWS ARTICLE: “… a recent investigation by Reuters in collaboration with sociology professor Cragun estimates that the LDS Church is likely worth $40 billion today and collects up to $8 billion in tithing each year. … According to Spencer P. Eccles from the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the mall cost the church an estimated $2 billion. It is only one part of a $5 billion church-funded revamping of downtown Salt Lake City, according to the Mormon-owned news site KSL.” -Carolyn Winters, Businessweek, 18 July 18 2012. [source]
COMMENTARY: It seems to me that if Jesus were really in charge of the church, his priorities would be in other areas. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.