Bankruptcy means you can't pay tithing?
A judge in New York ruled that charitable donations, including tithing, can be excluded from your bankruptcy settlement contrary to the 1998 Religous Liberty Act. He's claiming that the newly-passed bankruptcy laws allow him to do so. While he might be inside the law, that doesn't make him right.
That's a big deal to those of us who are LDS. Our faith requires us to give 10% of our income as tithing. Without doing so, we become ineligible to attend the temple, a cornerstone of our religious worship. It would be bad enough to have to go through a bankruptcy, but to lose a vital part of your faith at the same time is devastatingly cruel. Let's hope Congress will get on the ball to clarify the law and correct this judge.
Im just glad the Bankrupsy Candy Bar Law passed.
Excluding my $75,000 in Whatchamacallit’s would have sucked!