if the Church rented the facility to the "scammers" than would you not think that changes the formula and sets aside "the sanctity" of the sanctuary?
Was there not an incident in the Bible where Jesus chased the money lenders from the temple?
Not that the reporter is Jesus, but when the Church is used for something other than what it is intended for, than that does set aside the sanctity.
And this program was to benefit local residents. Why would the Church charge a fee; and I must confess I saw no reference of a fee being charged.
It seems to me, some years back, the media "invaded" the sanctity of Jim and Tammy Faye Baker's church when it became apparent they were soliciting millions illegally. Didn't Jim go to jail?
And maybe, with some of the recent reports of Pastoral abuse of youthful members, there should be more oversight to protect the youth and uninformed.
Did the Church governing body do any investigation, prior to opening the temple doors, to ensure the organizers were not running a scam?
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