Xandit is correct in his/her representations regarding ownership of Kingdom Halls in the United States.
Here are just a few interesting facts for your reading pleasure:
Re: Interests on loans from the Society
A letter from the Society dated 11/1/99 addressed to "ALL BODIES OF ELDERS IN THE UNITED STATES" states, "Effective October 1, 1999, the rate of interest applied to any Kingdom Hall financing in the United States was reduced to 3%. All new requests for assistance from the Society Kingdom Hall Fund will be at the new rate. For those congregations that currently make repayments, their payments will now be applied as the new rate."
Re: Kingdom Hall ownership
Interestingly the Society has redressed this issue directly with local elder bodies as recently as 4/1/00 in a letter to them. That letter presented no real change but rather it reiterates what Xandit has already represented, that congregations retain ownership of Kingdom Hall property through one of two means, either 1) a trusteeship appointed by the congregation or 2) a corporation formed by the congregation. That quite lengthy letter (including enclosures) again spelled out quite clearly that local congregations retain ownership of Kingdom Hall property.
Of course, if property is financed by the Society then leans are held accordingly, that is until any outstanding loans are repaid in full.
It is flabbergasting that you [url= http://www.jehovahs-witness.com/forum/thread.asp?id=551&site=3]yet[/url] have insolence enough to hurl snide accusations against personalities on this forum after your own [url= http://www.jehovahs-witness.com/forum/thread.asp?id=527&page=2&site=3]childish and ignorant display[/url] regarding language used on another thread. A display, I might add, that has yet to be reckoned with by the instigator, you. Only one word comes to mind, and I think you know what that word is, that is, if you have progressed beyond that pocket dictionary of yours. When will you learn?
Can anyone possibly take your perceptions seriously after you having demonstrated an utter lack of discernment for determining legitimacy of even the simplest of word usage? Can anyone take personal perceptions seriously coming from a person that refuses to realize (or admit) their own error after erroneously criticizing others on the very same question of correctness? What do such demonstrations tell you about the person doing them? Just what is your perception of such a person?