Posted by | August 12, 2015 17:30 | Filed under: Andrew Bradford Contributors News Behaving Badly Religion

Josephine King has been a member of Bainbridge’s First African Baptist Church for more than 50 years, but she has just been informed by letter that the church no longer wants her. Their reason: She hasn’t been showing up at church or tithing as she once did.

The letter the 92-year-old Ms. King received specifically says she is “no longer considered a member” because she failed to maintain “constant and consistent financial and physical participation.”

Is this a church or a collection agency?

Relatives say Ms. King has been ill for several months and is essentially a shut-in, which explains her poor attendance and failure to tithe….READ MORE at

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  • azeyote

    God don’t like no slackers Mam

  • Roctuna

    My first reaction is “only one mansion”? I had my fill of the catholic church in Chicago btw.

  • David Ish

    Catholic Church and other xtian Churches should ask Jesus he said: “ask and it shall be give to you” I walked away from Xtianity a long time ago.

  • illinoisboy1977

    Shame on those people! A damned, awful shame on them! You don’t turn someone away from their worship, just because they’ve fallen on hard times and can’t pay the tithe. The tithe isn’t between the church and the parishioner, it’s between the parishioner and God! To do this is to place the value of cold above the value of a woman’s eternal soul. To say they’ve lost their way would be a massive understatement. I’m proud to say that my church ministers to anyone, regardless of their ability to pay. The pastor even ministers to people on their sickbeds, and makes sure they can get their communion. Since the church wants to bill people for services rendered, maybe the IRS should review their continuing eligibility for a 501(c)(3).