It’s so sad that some of these churches are so hell bent on fleecing followers out of every little penny that they just throw all decency out the window.
Some couch it in fine and flowery language to the point that you do not even realise you are being fleeced, but not everyone can be so subtle.
A Georgia church has banned a 92 year old woman for failing to pay her tithes. The church wrote a letter to Josephine King, kicking her out of the church despite having been a member for over five decades.
“Josephine King is no longer considered a member of the First African Baptist Church of Bainbridge, Georgia,” the letter read.
Signed by Senior Pastor Derrick Mike, it stated that Ms. King “has shown non-support” towards the church in the areas of “constant and consistent financial and physical participation.”
Gerald Simmons, nephew of the 92 year old woman, revealed the pathetic affair to WALB.
“She was stunned. She was disappointed. She was shocked,” said Simmons, of his aunt’s response to the letter.
He said Ms. King was considered sick and a shut-in for several months, which was the reason for her lack of attendance.
He also said his aunt had gone above and beyond in the past to financially support the church.
“You shouldn’t chase the individuals down,” said Simmons. “You shouldn’t do that. If that’s the case, you’re money hungry.”
The family wish bringing their matriarchs plight to the fore would shed some light on what they perceive is a real problem in many churches across America today.
Just last month, a Florida church threatened a single mom with expulsion if she did not pay fees amounting to $1,000 in a single year.