Oh yeah, some churches do help people. like the Mormons, who according to the article have spent something like 0.1% on charity, though there are others like the United Methodist Church which has averaged 29% of their funding going to charitable actions. Overall, American churches spend about one fourth of their income on charity.It doesn't really matter to me if these church groups are tax exempt or not. But it does matter to a lot of people, especially those that get help from a church.
No, you are not. did you also read the bit about the difficulty of obtaining data because so many churches don't release spending information to the public? Could it be that SOME churches don't want their members to know about the mansions, private jets and vacations their ministers are enjoying on church funds?Am I the only one that bothered to read the disclaimers in the article?
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