The 135-year-old fraternal organization that runs the Shriners Hospitals for Children is fraught with questionable accounting practices that fail to support the groupís primary mission, reports The New York Times.
An investigation by the newspaper of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine found that only 2 percent of the operating expenses at the 22 hospitals run by the fraternal group came from money raised by Shrine temples and dues paid by the groupís 411,000 members. Most costs are paid for by the hospitalsí $9-billion endowment.
In 2005 the Shriners raised more than $32-million through bingo games, circuses, and other events, but more than 57 percent of this money went to support fraternity costs, including expenses for alcohol and trips to group meetings, the paper says.
Source: Shriners Accused of Widespread Financial Misdeeds - Philanthropy.com
Yes, they are a wonderful group, aren't they.
Can't you see it's about money. When money intervenes, corruption always follows.
But keep defending em Morty.