I didn't say they aren't benevolent for what they do. I'm saying that it's dishonest to say the clergy is unpaid. More accurate to say they receive some financial assistance with expenses incurred from Church work. This is just the same issue as how they say polygamy isn't practiced anymore when it is spiritually. I'm just seeking honesty.I was responding to Bonnie's statement that the higher up's were paid. So if goalposts were moved, talk to Bonnie.
So if 89 men get paid (because they travel 44 weeks out of the year) vs the 31,136 unpaid bishoprics, and 3,463 stake presidencies, over wards, branches, and stakes. (Triple those numbers if you count Elder's quorum and Relief Society Presidencies not to mention all those that serve in Primary and Youth programs). Would you say the clergy is generally paid or unpaid? At highest percentage you could say is 0.25% are paid.
Now consider the average pay of pastors in general: https://www.salary.com/tools/salary-calculator/pastor?type=base
Now also consider those who are paid were successful in their careers - doctors, lawyers, university presidents, etc. They could have simply retired and financially be just as well off. Something doesn't need to be fully uncompensated to be benevolent.