LDS Church Changes Important Wording on New Tithing Slips

On new membership tithing slips, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has changed the wording at the bottom to better reflect the usage of funds donated to the Church by its members. Previously the tithing slips stated:

“All donations to the Church’s missionary fund becomes the property of the Church to be used at the Church’s sole discretion in its missionary program.”

This has been changed to:

“Though reasonable efforts will be made globally to use donations as designated, all donations become the Church’s property and will be used at the Church’s sole discretion to further the Church’s overall mission.”

The change apparently is in response to past criticism regarding the undisclosed manner in which the Church uses member and non-member donations.

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