Former members of Word of Faith Fellowship Church in North Carolina are accusing church leaders of coercing congregants to keep paying their tithes with false unemployment claims.
According to The Associated Press, which has carried out a number of investigations into the controversial church, 11 former members claimed that Word of Faith Fellowship leaders, who were company owners, would even file the unemployment claims on the employees’ behalf.
“They estimated that the fraudulent claims would have drawn payments totaling in the hundreds of thousands of dollars between 2008 and 2013,” AP reported.
“State officials say such claims would be illegal, and the former congregants said they had been interviewed by state and federal investigators.”
The Christian Post was told on the phone by a Word of Faith Fellowship representative on Wednesday that the church’s lawyer was looking into commenting on the latest accusations, but no statement was received by press time.
Freedom of faith / Religious liberty ?
In my opinion, it seem to me these religious groups, are “more or less” being run, in the same style as like what gangs are often run like too (even Mafia or Hitler regime). Because for some people, caught up with situations within, there is not really a whole lot of freedom or choice in regard to what they may collectively have become involved in
You either agree to run with the status quo of the domineering group involved. Or else you may suffer the the consequence, of trying to live your life differently
Meanwhile religious folk worldwide wont bother to be losing any of their own sleep over it?
They faithfully believe that this negative form of freedom/liberty, is in fact what constitute freedom/liberty
When will people wake up ?