Religion: Propheteering?

More Armstrong trouble

By any standard, some of the expenses run up by top brass at the 75,000-member Worldwide Church of God were boggling: $22,571 for a stay at the Hotel Plaza Athénée in Paris; $12,402 for six pieces of Steuben glass; $7,509 for furnishings at Church Treasurer and General Counsel Stanley R. Rader's pad in Tucson. In just one year, the lagniappe of church VIPs totaled more than $1 million.

Worldwide Church expense accounts have been just one element of the latest chapter in the continuing struggle over control of the 45-year-old institution. Acting on behalf of dissident members and California's attorney...

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