James Huntsman wants his money back.
We’re not talking here about a refund for a defective car battery or food processor. We’re talking about millions of dollars that Huntsman claims to have donated to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints over the years.
Huntsman is scion of a prominent Mormon family and the Huntsman Corporation, a chemical company. His brother, Jon, was governor of Utah, a candidate for the Republican nomination for president and ambassador to Russia, China and Singapore. In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, James Huntsman, who has left the Latter-day Saints, claims that the church has misrepresented how it uses money it collects as tithes from the Mormon faithful.
Does he have a point? Every Mormon who wishes to remain in good standing with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including admission to the temple, is required to give ten percent of his or her income to the church. This is computed…