In response to my request to clarify the conflicting statements about the use of sacred tithing funds for the real estate development project in Temple View, a general authority in Salt Lake City said that he talked to the First Presidency and that they would not be issuing a clarifying statement.
Could this be connected to the most powerful South Pacific storm making landfall on the day of the dedication of the Fiji Temple. Could this be connected to the Samoan Temple being burnt to the ground in 2003. Could this be related to how HRI is treating our native people in Hawaii and the shrinking numbers of Polynesian students, less than 12 %, at BYU Hawaii. I believe that the Lord is very displeased with how his people of the natural branch are being treated by some leaders and some employees of the church. And how the resources of the people are being used to make a profit and provide job security.
The Savior was understanding and compassionate with sinners whose hearts were humble and sincere. But He rose up in righteous anger against hypocrites like the scribes, Pharisees, and Sadducees—those who tried to appear righteous in order to win the praise, influence, and wealth of the world, all the while oppressing the people they should have been blessing. The Savior compared them to “whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.”2
In our day, the Lord has similarly strong words for priesthood holders who try to “cover [their] sins, or to gratify [their] pride, [or their] vain ambition.” When they do this, He said, “the heavens withdraw themselves; the Spirit of the Lord is grieved; and when it is withdrawn, Amen to the priesthood or the authority of that man.”3