DISCLAIMER: *The video above is in no way connected to the conversation below. It’s merely a clip sharing some insight on the principle of tithing.*
After I put up my post about intimacy-in the bedroom and being saved, it created quite a stir. As you all know occasionally, I will have a ghost writer or so, but I wrote that article myself. Immediately , the hits on the blog went up. Also, I began getting a lot of feedback from the saints in various denominations. However, there was one request for me to call a lady. I was very hesitant at first, but she shared that it was very important and there was information that she needed to share concerning my post. Needless to say, I became intrigued. I called her and this is an excerpt from our conversation:
Me: Hello maim’ this is Dr.O
Me: I am returning your call as requested
Call: Thanks (sobbing)
Me: Did I offend you or something?
Me: Well, do you mind sharing with me what is your response to the post?
Caller: My married pastor still spanks me.
Caller: Haven’t you heard about this problem in the (blank-blank) church?
Me: Yes, but I thought that this was isolated in only one particular place.
Caller: Maybe so, but my pastor also controls us and if we don’t tithe or respond as he wishes, he spanks us.
Me: Males and Females?
Caller: No,only the females.
Me: Are you serious?
———The caller hung up______
All I can say is , WOW! Somethings you hear about but other things need to truly be exposed.
I dialed the number back, but of course there was no answer. I must confess that I have heard of a particular case like this but I was sure that it was isolated. This concerns me people. A number of people have hit my site up in the past about the amount of control and manipulation going on in some of our African-American churches.
I thought that things had gotten a little better but maybe NOT! This little note is written specifically for the lady that reached out to me, leave that church and report him to the church’s leadership. I don’t know what denomination you are a part of or if your church is independent, but evidently the earlier post brought some felling out of you. I am concerned and I will pray for you.