This well worn excuse from church leaders in New Zealand has infected and tainted every communication about Temple View. It has become a tool of spiritual enslavement and deception and underpins the pseudo ideology that prosperity protects the temple of God. Less prosperous people should not live close to the temple because of crime, prostitution and other social ills that follow them.
Protecting the environs of the temple, keeping up appearances, with a temple fence of economic exclusion is central to Gods plan and the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is blasphemy.