The requirements of religion are all about control. The opposite of that, is a personal relationship with Jesus.
The LDS Church does not allow members to examine any financial records.
LDS members are required to put their trust in the Church leaders and their decision not to disclose the Church’s finances.
Tithing is Essential for membership
Tithing is like a celestial investment plan. LDS President Brigham Young said “The law of tithing is an eternal law.” (Discourses of Brigham Young, p. 177)
List of companies owned by the LDS church under the corporate name Deseret Management Corporation. (Because these business’ are all under the non-profit church entity they do not have to pay taxes.)