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A Missouri pastor went viral after he criticized his congregation for not buying him a high end watch.

A TikTok video shows Pastor Carlton Funderburke of the Church at the Well in Kansas City berating his flock for being "broke" and cheap.

The pastor can be heard chastising his congregation for not buying him the Movado watch he requested.

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"See that's how I know you still poor, broke, busted, and disgusted because of how you've been honoring me," he said during a fiery sermon on August 7.

Funderburke rebuked the parishioners for splurging on themselves rather than "honoring" him with material things.

"I'm not worth your McDonald's money? I'm not worth your Red Lobster money? I ain't worth your St. John's knit? Y'all can't afford it no-how. I ain't worth your Louis Vuitton? I ain't worth your Prada? I’m not worth your Gucci?"

He continued, "You can buy a Movado watch in Sam's! And y'all know I asked for one last year. Here it is the whole way in August, I still ain't got it... Let me kick down the door and talk to my cheap sons and daughters!"

Surprisingly, many in the crowd agreed with him.

Funderburke later apologized after the clip went viral on social media. He said the "video clip does not reflect my heart or my sentiment toward God's people."

Watch the video below.
 

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Kansas City Pastor GOES OFF on congregation calling them "poor, broke busted and disgusted" because they didn't give him enough money to buy a new watch he's been wanting. It's pastors like these that give the church a bad name smh an also why a lot of our generation left the church. What y'all think? ?

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Pastor Creflo Dollar made blog headlines recently when he called tithing a "scam."

The founder of the Christian World Changers mega church in College Park, Georgia, said, "Today I stand in humility to correct some things I've taught for years and believed for years."

He said the Bible never instructed believers to give 10% of their income to the church.

Pastor Dollar has had a change of heart.

Via Rhymeswithsnitch -- "In a recent sermon Creflo Dollar tells his flock that tithing is Old Testament law and that the New Testament requires generous giving. So instead of tithing 10% you should generously give 40%, but ultimately how much you give is between you and God."

Dollar was among the first mega-church preacher to demand W9 forms from his parishioners to determine how much they should be tithing.

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Pastor Dollar and his wife Taffi share 5 children and reside in a custom built 17,000 square foot mansion in Fayetteville, Ga.

In June 2012, Dollar was arrested for an allegedly choking his 15-year-old daughter, according to the Fayette County, Georgia, Sheriff's Office.

The charges were dropped in January 2013 after he attended anger management classes.
 

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Pastor Creflo Dollar, founder of the Christian World Changers mega church in College Park, Georgia, admits tithing is a scam.

In a new video titled "The Great Misunderstanding," Pastor Dollar admits he was wrong for asking his congregation to pay for his $65 million private jet years ago.

"Today I stand in humility to correct some things I've taught for years and believed for years."

Pastor Dollar said asking parishioners to pay 10% of their earnings is wrong and sinful. He said God never instructed his flock to pay 10% to brick and mortar churches.

Instead, Dollar urged his congregants "to take a portion and put it aside. Now if you want to give 10% that's fine but, you know, he didn't say that."

"You are under grace not under laws," he said in the June 26 video.

It was a different message from the one he preached over a decade ago.

Dollar was among the first of the mega-church preachers to begin demanding W9 forms from his parishioners so he would know exactly how much income they earned -- and how much they should be tithing.

In 2010 a loyal reader wrote in an email to Sandrarose.com that Dollar threatened his flock, saying if they didn't tithe to him they would go straight to hell. He also reportedly said "how he wished he could shoot those that didn't tithe right."

She added, "This is not of God."

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Dollar's congregation blessed him with untold riches. His custom built 17,017 square foot mansion sits on 182 acres of manicured land in Fayetteville, Ga.

Other pastors criticized Dollar's message, saying he got it wrong.

"They quote Bible upside down, that's why you have to be a Bible student, even a pastor can deceive you, please read Bible for yourself," said Pastor David Ibiyeomie.

"So that somebody cannot preach something up-side-down and you believe. All manner of things are everywhere, some people preach tithe and they said no more tithe because they did not have a solid foundation in the Bible and some of you believe it," Ibiyeomie added.

"Can somebody now tell me not to pay tithes? I will be foolish, I've read Bible for myself so nobody can preach to me, I saw it from the Bible so nobody can tell me not to pay tithes."

Question: Will you continue to pay tithes now that Pastor Dollar says it's all a scam?

Watch the video below.
 

 

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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris felt "exploited" when he and his long-suffering wife Tameka Harris attended Kanye West's Sunday Service at the invitation of mega church leader Jamal Bryant.

T.I. explained what was going through his mind in the photo below as he attended Kanye's Sunday service at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta last weekend.

The "I'm Serious" rapper captioned the image, "Yeaaahhh Maaaan We MUST discuss what caused this look on my face in Sunday Service...."

T.I. said he was offended by the church shaking him down for a generous tithe before the service.

"When we sat down there was a whole new agenda. It was like they rung the red bell at the Player's Club," T.I. said, referring to the hit movie starring the late comedian Bernie Mac, and actors Jamie Foxx and LisaRaye.

“It's not that I have [anything] against pastors or against preachers so-to-speak. It's just I've been raised in the trenches and I was taught to peep game. You ain't [about to] run no game on me. I will not be extorted."

T.I.'s statement prompted Byrant to deny the allegations. In short, Bryant claims he nor his church put pressure on the rappers to open their wallets and tithe to the church.

"I don't want Sunday to be used as further ammunition as to why people don’t go to church without them knowing at this same church we gave 5000 pairs of new back to school shoes to kids of #Atlanta, or that we spearheaded 9 million campaign to support @bennett_college , or that we bailed out nonviolent offenders or that we partnered with @delta to send 4 cargo to #Bahamas for hurricane release or that we’ve partnered with @_hamptonu to place 95 displaced students or that we fed the furloughed workers for two weeks while the government was shut down or that we went into housing projects to feed kids of #dekalb county during spring break. For none of these projects were you solicited for a donation."

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Most churches collect tithes to pay salaries, utility bills, maintenance and repairs, the pastor's Bentley payments, etc. Churches require their flock to voluntarily drop one tenth of their annual income into the collection plate.

Skeptical parishioners can demand an accurate accounting of where their tithes go if they suspect improper record keeping. That's how parishioners discovered Rev. Peter Miqueli stole over $1 million from the collection plate to finance his fantasy homosexual lifestyle.

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Superstar rapper Nicki Minaj's mother, Carol Maraj, says prayer and her strong Christian faith are the keys to Queens, N.Y. born Onika Maraj's success.

In an interview with Christianpost.com. Carol said, "I believe by her acknowledging the power of prayer, and her strong desire to tithe together with a praying mother, contributed to her success."

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