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Church refuses funeral service for member over 3 years tithe arrears

The deceased church member was said to have stopped attending the church for three years, during which he did not pay his tithe.

Twitter user, Kelvin Odanz, who shared the story in a thread of tweets on the microblogging site, disclosed that the deceased was his friend’s father.

He, however, did not disclose the name of the church.

He noted that the church insisted that the family of the man must pay up all the tithe arrears for the period he stopped attending the church, if they want the church to conduct his burial.

He wrote: “A colleague’s father died and their church (name withheld) is refusing to officiate the burial. They claim he stopped attending the church and paying tithe 3 years ago. And if the church must bury him, the family has to pay all the tithe he didn’t pay in the last 3 years.

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“I am utterly enraged and disgusted at the hypocrisy and greed that underlies religious practices in this country. At the end of the day, it is all about money even for the most pious of men of God. Fucking greedy exploitative idiots, cashing out on the rot in this country.”

He added: “When the pastor needs help, wants to build a church or buy a car, the entire church contributes for such projects. But when you get sick and are at the verge of dying, the church merely offers you a project.

And when you die, they look for ways to profit from your death. Idiots.“