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Old 04-23-2019, 10:13 AM
 
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A church that I've been attending makes people sign paperwork that describes their members are expected to pay 10% of their income as tithe.

So if a member pays tithe regularly but does not actually pay 10%. Can that church sue them for the unpaid tithe say a year later? This question started dancing around my head as I observed that new members were being made to sign paperwork.
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Old 04-23-2019, 10:14 AM
 
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A church that I've been attending makes people sign paperwork that describes their members are expected to pay 10% of their income as tithe.

So if a member pays tithe regularly but does not actually pay 10%. Can that church sue them for the unpaid tithe say a year later? This question started dancing around my head as I observed that new members were being made to sign paperwork.

That's a church to which I wouldn't belong. We tithe and just scribbled out a check for our capital campaign. But that's just, well, no.
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Old 04-23-2019, 10:19 AM
 
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A church that I've been attending makes people sign paperwork that describes their members are expected to pay 10% of their income as tithe.

So if a member pays tithe regularly but does not actually pay 10%. Can that church sue them for the unpaid tithe say a year later? This question started dancing around my head as I observed that new members were being made to sign paperwork.



does that church provide an accounting report that details where all the funds go?
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Old 04-23-2019, 10:20 AM
 
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A church that I've been attending makes people sign paperwork that describes their members are expected to pay 10% of their income as tithe.

So if a member pays tithe regularly but does not actually pay 10%. Can that church sue them for the unpaid tithe say a year later? This question started dancing around my head as I observed that new members were being made to sign paperwork.
Depends on what exactly that paperwork says.
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Old 04-23-2019, 10:22 AM
 
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Bottom line:yes.

To coerce though a signature on a document that was not mutually and voluntarily fair to both entities is arguably a defense to null and void.
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Old 04-23-2019, 12:11 PM
 
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Depends on what exactly that paperwork says.
Seconded
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Old 04-23-2019, 01:32 PM
 
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That all sounds as shady as a time share.

Next there will be commercials helping you get out of your tithe contract.
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Old 04-23-2019, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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That all sounds as shady as a time share.

Next there will be commercials helping you get out of your tithe contract.
Good one.
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Old 04-23-2019, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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A church that I've been attending makes people sign paperwork that describes their members are expected to pay 10% of their income as tithe.

So if a member pays tithe regularly but does not actually pay 10%. Can that church sue them for the unpaid tithe say a year later? This question started dancing around my head as I observed that new members were being made to sign paperwork.
Would not attend a church that did this, or

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does that church provide an accounting report that details where all the funds go?
a church that did NOT do this.
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Old 04-23-2019, 01:53 PM
 
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A church that I've been attending makes people sign paperwork that describes their members are expected to pay 10% of their income as tithe.

So if a member pays tithe regularly but does not actually pay 10%. Can that church sue them for the unpaid tithe say a year later? This question started dancing around my head as I observed that new members were being made to sign paperwork.
Get out of that church...
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