You're wrong there. President Hinckley will take a chartered jet. When he was invited to the White House after 9/11 in 2001 for that meeting with President Bush with leaders from other faiths, Jon Huntsman used HIS own private jet to fly President Hinckley back to Washington DC. I know where President Hinckley lives, yes, it is very nice, but nothing outlandishly lavish. My brother worked on the plans of the building he lives in, and has been in the apartment. President Hinckley has his own den, with furniture there that he built with his own hands when he and his wife were first married. My brother said that there was this old ratty couch and a small fridge in the den also. Most of the leaders of the LDS church do not have money, and do receive, if necessary, some money to live. But they are frugal, because they know it is the Lord's money and they will be held accountable for how they spend it. I know this firsthand. I know how hard they work and how much they sacrifice for the gospel of Jesus Christ. There are no hidden perks.
posted on 01/30/2003 11:25:03 AM PST
by Utah Girl
(Here I come to save the day, Mighty Mouse is on his way!!!)
To: Utah Girl
Read the bio of Karol Joseph Wojtyla someday.Prez Hinckley sounds like a brave man.He has ratty furniture?
posted on 01/30/2003 1:52:41 PM PST
To: Utah Girl
UC one of the things that Mormons are taught to distain is a "paid clergy" What that means for most churches is far less than your church president..
The last church I attended the "preacher" was a post man and took no salary..the church before that the full time pastor had a wife and 5 daughters and a grand salary of $25,000 a year..He left a job that paid him over $100,000 to come to the ministry..he was available 24/7 to his people
Most Christian Pastors work a full time job and their wives work..they get a token salary ..(Pastor Jerry that posts here is a bi vocational pastor )
They do not have people to do work on their homes or have jets to fly on or the money to charter a plane...UC any of us can go out of our way not to look wealthy..but it is my guess that your President is not starving..does he have a full time job? Where does his income come from..or may only the wealthy aspire to be a prophet and president..is is a position that a poor guy could never hold?
I have no problem with paying a Pastor..as the bible tells us a "workman is worthy of his hire"...
Most of the outlandish wealth you see (other then the charlatons) Was self generated by books or tapes ..not paid for by tithes
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