Christian tithes and donations in America is a billion dollars business. Churches, ministries, and especially televangelists feel that it requires vast sums of money to to what they call, 'spreading the Gospel'.
Unfortunately, these men and institutions forget that spreading the Gospel was a form of network marketing, not corporatism, and in the bible Jesus only needed 12 men with just the robes on their backs to do what millions today require billions of dollars to accomplish.
However, just because a man (or woman) has an ecclesiastical title in front of their names, does not mean they are doing the true work of God, nor are they producing the fruit that Jesus said would come when people accomplished things in His name. In a new story out on the fraud and corruption of the American church system, millions of dollars donated by well-minded Christians are going to fund extravagent lifestyles for the select 1%ers, and little is done to actually preach the true Word of God in exchange.
All of this should not be surprising to those who do a little research, since its common knowledge that the Vatican is one of the wealthiest institutons in the world, along with the Mormon church, which has a $50 billion industry of its own.
In the bible, tithes were supposed to be paid to the priests and the temple for the work they do for God, but in the New Testament, each individual beleiver IS the High Priest, and their bodies are the temple for it contains the Spirit of God. Thus the choice becomes... stop giving to corporations who use the name of God to enrich themselves and start giving individually to fellow Christians who need assistance, for you will be following the EXACT will of Christ and the New Covenant.