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Monday, November 27, 2006

A REAL FLEECING


A Memphis church gave a $75,000 house (free and clear) to a couple who they thought were victims of Hurricane Katrina.

A very generous thing to do, except the couple, who obviously were scam artists, turned around and sold it for $88,000, and never even moved in.

Associated Press reported that members of the church were a bit upset.

Gee, ya think?

Even though I have great sympathy for the church that was just trying to be a good shepherd for God and watch out for others in His flock, it's hard to feel bad for a group who failed to set a few legal stipulations on the gift like ... you can't sell it!


Isn't there a Bible passage about being a good steward of your money?

5 Comments:

Blogger margaret said...

There IS a passage in the Bible, New Testament, where Jesus says (I am greatly paraphrasing here) "God help those that lead the innocent astray...". I bet it's the same for those who take advantage of the good-hearted too.

Mon Nov 27, 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Oprah said...

"And thou shalt love thy money as thyself."

-- Corinthians,xiv,7

Mon Nov 27, 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous gurlfren' said...

or "thou shall not steal"...
"don't bite the hand that feeds you"...

Mon Nov 27, 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Rev. Billy Sol Hargas said...

So if you turn the other cheek,you wind up with two sore cheeks!
Serves em' right to not have checked out these people thoroughly.

Mon Nov 27, 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous neigh-sayer said...

"don't look a gift horse in the mouth"...whatever the hell that means..

Tue Nov 28, 11:56:00 AM  

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