Monday, November 24, 2014
CHICAGO (AP) — On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone.
Not a huge sum, but the pastor said the LaSalle Street Church had received a tidy $1.6 million from a real estate deal, and $160,000 — a typical 10 percent tithe — would be divided among some 320 regular attendees. Each would get a $500 check to do something positive for anything or anyone, including themselves.
A female pastor??? 10 percent TITHE? Doing something positive, for ANYONE, including themselves? Forget missions. Forget the homeless, the widows, the orphans. Do something positive, for ME! (SRN)
Such a sad commentary for one calling itself the body of Christ.