Tithing is being misused under the guise of “imprecise yet still accurate,” excuses and explanations.
The Taj Mahal of new stake center with a full sized basketball court is being constructed after ward membership statistics were pumped up to split the ward and meet the necessary ward count for a new building. Some non members may have been counted as members to improve the stats. Shortly after the wards were split activity levels dropped to below 50%. Currently each ward averages between 50 to 80 members attending on Sunday.
A classic and sad example of unrighteous dominion and how the end justifies the means.