Where do the funds come from that fund the approximately 10,000 FLDS members? Federal Contracts, Construction contracts within the state of Nevada, Utah, Arizona, investments, tithing and....your tax dollars. THE FLDS EMPIRE "The then-prophet, Leroy "Uncle Roy" Johnson, reigned over an empire that now includes interests in construction, real estate, hotels and restaurants, banking, and Bolivian Tin mines." "WELFARE AS CREATIVE BUDGETING" http://www.apologeticsindex.org/f/f39ad.html Jon Krakauer, author wrote in his book "Under the Banner of Heaven" that fundamentalist leaders in Colorado City view the whole process as "creative budgeting." He says that they regard it as a "virtuous act." Flora Jessop: ""They are told to go on welfare. It's called 'bleeding the beast' and they find it amusing that Satan is supporting God's work."