Archive for January, 2012
Hard questions that need to be asked in this case:
2. What does Winston Blackmore consider to be a “tithe“? In the old Mormon custom, a person kept only what they needed and gave the rest to the church. (In the mainstream LDS custom of today, members pay 10% of their gross earnings to the church.)
3. Do his followers in other countries “tithe” to him? How much?
4. Does Winston Blackmore keep a double set of books like the FLDS are famous for doing?
The first ever Canadian trial of four “honour” murders caused by a Muslim polygamous family has returned guilty of first-degree murder verdicts for the father and husband of the women murdered, his second wife and their son. GOD BLESS CANADA!
Editorial by Sally Armstrong in January 30 Ottawa Citizen. Sally is the author os Veiled Threat: the Hidden Power of the Women of Afghanistan and Bitter Roots Tender Shoots: the Uncertain Fate of Afghanistan’s Women Her third book: Daughters of the Revolution will be published in October.
The conversation continues from Afghanistan with another brutal murder of a young mother who failed to give her husband a boy!
I have just posted my review of Sam’s book as promised on the right sidebar under book reviews.
Does anyone out there know how many followers Winston Blackmore has in the States and if they pay a tithing to their “leader” which would be another source of undeclared income, wouldn’t it?
Holding Out Help is a volunteer organization founded by Tonia Tewell in Utah. It helps those fleeing the FLDS. I featured this organization some time ago when it first started. Unfortunately, I could not get any Canadian press on the organization because I could not find a Canadian connection of someone from Canada who has been helped by this group.