The Seattle-based Churchome never told potential employees their salaries would be a lot less than advertised
So ... it's not about faith. It's not about community or fellowship. It's not about charity or helping out those who are less fortunate.
It's about the 𝗠𝗢𝗡𝗘𝗬. Always has been. Always will be.
The evangelical preachers can talk about their loving Jesus and the glorious after-life from now on, but there is nothing they crave so much as power and control in this world. Money is where is begins. That so many people willingly delegate their thinking to these churches does not fill me with hope for the future of our species.
"Joe Goods, told her in February of 2023 that he’d fallen under hard times in the past, too, but “he chose to sell his house” instead of not tithing"
But it's a church. It's not a cult. Nope, not a cult.
As I’ve mentioned, my father was a Missouri Synod Lutheran minister. We were poor. Food stamp poor. Hand me down, yard sale, and Goodwill store clothes poor. Grow, preserve, raise, and butcher as much of your food as you can poor. I have no personal point of reference for these highly paid preachers. It looks like a scam. It sounds like a scam. How can anyone — by which I mean employees and congregants — think this is anything other than a scam.
The fact that their 𝘤𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘤𝘩 has a 𝘊𝘌𝘖 wasn't enough of a tip-off that they were getting scammed?
“he chose to sell his house”
Yeah riiiight. Guarantee if he was high enough up in the hierarchy he didn't. Only the peasants have to do shit like this.
OT: Neo-Nazi firebombs a church holding drag events. Ignoring, for a moment, the fact that this guy sets off my gaydar at, like, 120db, I just have to ask what kind of "straight" (ahem) guy posts pics of himself in a men's room with urinals and a toilet behind him? https://www.wonkette.com/a-neo-nazi-upset-about-drag-queens-firebombed-a-church
Since it's April Fool's Day...
"Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee and I'll forgive Thy great big one on me."
-- Robert Frost
" ...Russell Wilson, who said tithing was a “black and white” issue more important than taking communion."
Ah, so when Jesus said "Do this in remembrance of me" he was talking about coughing up a good chunk of your moolah to a minister. How could anyone have ever thought he meant communion?
A quick google reveals that Wilson signed a five year contract extension worth $245 million= $49 million/year (plus bonuses(. That means he must be giving the church at least $5 million/year. It's hard to see why they need their employees to give them still more. But I guess the way God does arithmetic is as mysterious as all his other ways.
The "flock' is always getting fleeced. Rubes.
Don't mean to step on Zorg's toes, but USA Today put up an article with the title of:
"Gun owners get right to carry without a permit in Florida --- but not where lawmakers meet."
For those with diarrhea, be advised that this is the tithe that binds. It really does keep you full of shit.
The last part of the sentence makes me angry. Employees give 40 hours or more every week plus attend all the extra church activities and they want even more! When I worked for a bank, I was expected to 'volunteer' for all sorts of weekend community activities. No, Just NO! I get paid to work 40 hours and 60 is all you are going to get.
I wonder if the leaders and the CEO abide by the same rule.