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WHAT WOULD YOUR CHURCH DO? - On a recent episode, TRU TV program OPERATIONS REPO the team had to repo a church van that was in the pastor’s name and he was to make the payments.. The church was six months behind on the payments and the bank had already granted two extensions. The team was confronted by a very vocal, agitated pastor. The church finance committee had followed him out of the building in time to witness his tirade. To answer their repeated questions he kept saying, “It’s just a registration issue.” The repo team couldn’t stand the lying any longer and told the finance committee the truth. When new questions were asked the preacher yelled louder. The kicker was that when he reached out to hand over the van keys he didn’t realize something else fell out of his hand. Bingo!!! Poker chips for $200; $500; & $1,000.

My initial reaction was less than charitable. What should that church do about this: A. RUN HIM OFF IMMEDIATELY; B. TRY TO HELP HIM GET THROUGH GAMBLERS ANONAMOUS AND LOVE HIM?