Strange as it seems, Pastor Walter F. Houston of the Fourth Missionary Baptist Church in Texas, United States has reportedly refused to bury a 93-year old grandmother because she had not paid her tithes in two years. The deceased family, Olivia Blair are upset over the Houston’s action.
The granny, Blair, had been a church devotee for fifty years before being stricken with an illness that resulted in her becoming comatose and placed in hospice care, her reason for not tithing.
Blair’s daughter, Barbara Daytold said that her stepfather had also been buried at the church. So why would the church officials turn her mother away, the very same institution that held such a prominent role in her life.
“It was like the last insult in the world, there was nothing else that I could do for my mommy but funeralize her in the church that she loved and worshipped all of her life, even as a little girl. For the last two years, my mother has been in either a nursing home or she’s been in a hospital,” she pointed out. “And the last few months, she was in a coma!”
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