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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 07:55 AM
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Pastor's estranged wife wants share of church in divorce
Source: Houston Chronicle/ Associated Press

Nov. 16, 2007, 10:34PM
Pastor's estranged wife wants share of church in divorce
Associated Press

MINEOLA, N.Y. The estranged wife of a pastor claims her husband blended his professional and personal finances so thoroughly that his church should be counted as an asset in their divorce.

A judge agreed in a decision published this week to hear arguments on the claim, and he ordered a financial appraisal of the church.

The wife argues that her husband of 31 years used his Brooklyn church as a "personal piggy bank," setting his own income, spending the congregation's tithes as he pleased and running a catering business from the building, according to the decision by state Supreme Court Judge Arthur M. Diamond.

The wife said $50,000 of the couple's money went into starting the church, and that the church property is partly hers.



Read more: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nation/5309320.html
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 07:57 AM
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1. NO way... but maybe that preacher belongs in jail...
Tax evasion?
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:01 AM
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3. 1/2 the money he evaded with is her's...
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:04 AM
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4. Depends... 1/2 stolen money is still stolen money...
If he was not entitled to the funds that were earmarked for the church and church business, she may be asking for money that neither of them were entitled to.
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:09 AM
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6. not all the money was stolen...failed logic
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:11 AM
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7. YOU don't know that...
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:04 AM
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5. at the least - loss of non-profit status for the church?
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 07:59 AM
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2. YEA...good luck girl.!!
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meowomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:19 AM
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8. This is Great!
It is a business and should be shared equally!
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man4allcats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:36 AM
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9. Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's
and unto God the things that are God's

and unto your ex the things your ex's lawyer says you damn well better render.

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pattmarty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:39 AM
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10. It's a fucking racket, and she should be entitled to half.
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boricua79 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:07 AM
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11. never mind...
the fact he's been running a church as a business (big surprise there...yeah...) :eyes:

What I find equally outrageous is that this lady thinks the church is her personally little fiefdom, to run, rule, and make a profit from.

Hello lady! If you really believe what you preach, a church is a place to welcome believers to worship God and give moral guidance to their lives. It's not a business...

Merchants in the temple, anyone?

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Angela Shelley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:36 AM
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12. If she was smart,
she would stay with him and live off the profit/prophet.

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jaksavage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:03 PM
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13. This is why priests
must be celebate. Really!
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