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Posts Tagged ‘ Financies ’

Contribution for the Poor

Jul 31st, 2010 | By

Nearly every week when the “Contribution for the Poor” (CFTP) was collected, someone would give a short talk beforehand.  And typically, the purpose of the collection was stated, giving a number of similar impressions—namely, that these funds were



Misrepresentation about Compensation Levels

Jul 31st, 2010 | By

How many times did we hear about the great level of “sacrifice” the ICOC leaders were making to have given up their lucrative secular jobs in order to take a meager salary as a leader in “the Kingdom”?  Yet the average preacher in the United States makes



Evidence of Inurement

Jul 31st, 2010 | By

It is certainly no secret that many ICOC leaders live in luxurious homes and own many luxury items. Nor is it a secret that they have been favored with the lion’s share of adoptions from HOPE, and that their children have been granted



ICOC Inconsistencies

Jul 31st, 2010 | By

ICOC Practices That Are Inconsistent With Stated Goals and Policies The founding of HOPE worldwide, LTD. In a movement that stressed personal accountability, personal evangelism,



Boards Stripped of Customary Powers

Jul 31st, 2010 | By

“The new board will represent a broad cross section of the congregation, and will have broader influence and review capability to deal with financial issues and questions than in the past…” Boston Apology Letter – March 16, 2003



Administrators Manipulated by Evangelists

Jul 31st, 2010 | By

“As ‘lead evangelists’, we have routinely forced our administrators to ‘get in line’ or be ‘loyal to us’ – as plans and programs and pet projects are railroaded through to the dismay of all.” Henry Kriete Letter — Spring 2003