Criticism of Mormonism/Books/Mormon America: The Power and the Promise/Chapter 7

Response to claims made in "Chapter 7: Mormons, Inc."


A work by author: Richard N. Ostling and Joan K. Ostling

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Response to claim: 115 - "Outsider's money estimates always raise disclaimers from officialdom, presumably because of the danger that fat-looking figures might weaken members' tithing compliance"

The author(s) of Mormon America make(s) the following claim:

 Author's quote: "Outsider's money estimates always raise disclaimers from officialdom, presumably because of the danger that fat-looking figures might weaken members' tithing compliance."

Author's sources: Author's opinion

FairMormon Response


Fact checking results: This claim contains propaganda and/or spin - The author, or the author's source, is providing information or ideas in a slanted way in order to instill a particular attitude or response in the reader

This is a non sequitur and essentially claims to mind-read. The authors appear to have no idea why Latter-day Saints actually pay tithing.

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