Monday, May 18, 2015
They're all about Christ?
Paul wrote in an epistle that you could be a world-class general conference speaker. You could prophesy the Higgs Boson, God Particle and end-of-days calamities. That you could unlock secrets of immortal life. You could be a billionaire philanthropist. You could build bombs that destroy evil nations that usher in the millennium...
But if you don't have the love of Christ, called charity, you really suck at Christianity.
Here's the actual KJV quote from Corinthians:
"Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing." (1 Corinthians 13: 1-3)
You heard it at my blog in 2013, based on personal communications I've had with other developers in my area. The LDS church truly wants money. They want to take their so-called charity ranch in central Florida and turn it into a hundred billion dollar development for their future benefit.
My hometown paper, the Orlando Sentinel, is reporting what I essentially said two years ago.
"[LDS Owned] Deseret Ranches and Osceola County's vision for accommodating a half-million residents on an enormous piece of ranch east of Orlando has triggered an environmental dispute that could be tough for even the state to solve.
The development plan for the 133,000 acres..."
See this Sentinel pay-per-view link.
But don't worry, no animals were harmed in the making of this money, nor direct tithing used to make a fortune.
Really? So let's think about the cycle of LDS monies investment.
When they receive donations--whether tithing, fast offering, missionary, humanitarian or whatever--they explicitly say they have a right to use your donation however they want.
This is written into their incorporation documents and bylaws. The second article says: "This corporation shall have power, without any authority or authorization from the members of said Church or religious society, to grant, sell, convey, rent, mortgage, exchange, or otherwise dispose of any part or all of such property."
They take your donation, invest it into interest or investment bearing accounts. Scoop the excess interest or investment cash and put that into for-profit ventures. They pay themselves from that so they can tell members the GAs do not steal tithing money, and then they use the excess for other investments which yield profits that are "donated" to LDS charity so the for-profit venture has little tax burden. The laundry cycle begins again.
What to do with all that excess, tax-free investment cash?
Put it down on huge developments that will rape the environment and yield a boatload of surplus they can use when the members wise up and stop donating.
Yes, the move to a for-profit venture per the "winding up" and "dissolution" clause of the LDS corporation article on incorporation is in full swing.
I began telling you this in 2013. The Orlando Sentinel is now telling you again.
Stay tuned to see if the Mormon lawyers can force FL counties to let them bankroll a hundred billion dollar development. Of course, this is because they're such a charitable church.