Mega-churches have used religion as fund-raising tool for too long. They shower their followers in sanctimonious platitudes, then clamor for their cash. This video encourages a new definition of tithing by giving to causes with accountability.

Written & Directed by Tony Wann & Justin Wilson
Motion Graphics by Tony Wann
Live Action/Edit/Sound Design by Justin Wilson

Music: Good Old Neon
"One Never Says Verbal When One Means Oral"
licensed under a Sampling Plus License
freemusicarchive.org/music/Good_Old_Neon

Stills licensed from iStockphoto LP or shot by us

Sources:

Senator Grassley Senate Finance Committee files
Review of Media-Based Ministries - January 6, 2011

- taxdollars.ocregister.com/files/2011/01/SFC-Staff-Memo-to-Grassley-re-Ministries-01-06-11-FINAL.pdf

Forbes - America's Biggest Megachurches - June 26, 2009

- forbes.com/2009/06/26/americas-biggest-megachurches-business-megachurches.html

USA Today - View of God can predict values, politics - Nov. 12, 2006

- usatoday.com/news/religion/2006-09-11-religion-survey_x.htm

Special thanks to our on-screen talent: Sierra Sintic, Justin Lochlear, Artie Pena, James Rayburn, Matt Pittman, David Slack

Grand Prize Winner of the 2011 Project Reason Video Contest

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