The ecclesiastical abstention doctrine did not bar a former Mormon’s fraud claim against the church for falsely telling church members that the tithes they paid the church would not be used to fund the redevelopment of a shopping mall adjoining Temple Square in Salt Lake City.  The fraud claim did not involve any question of the truth or validity of any church doctrine or of the plaintiff’s religious beliefs.  At issue was only what representations the church had made, whether those representations were true, and whether plaintiff relied on them.  The decision also finds there are triable issues of fact on each of those issues.