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(My Fox Philly)   Not news: Man dies and family has a service. News: Local church holds a second service weeks later that family doesn't know about. Fark: Second service prominently asks for money for the local church "youth fund"   (myfoxphilly.com) divider line 14
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2013-01-08 12:26:06 AM  
8 votes:
1. Whenever someone says "It's not about the money", you can bet your bottom dollar that it is most certainly ALL about the money.

2. Whenever someone says "It's what [Dead Person] would have wanted", you can bet your entire winnings from #1 that Dead Person never once mentioned it, and that it was, in fact, the absolute furthest thing from his or her mind.

3. Church.  Money-grubbing Con-artist trifecta complete.
2013-01-08 01:51:33 AM  
6 votes:
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2013-01-08 12:24:28 AM  
4 votes:
BarkingUnicorn:
This preacher is either really stupid or really evil.

So... you're saying he's a typical religious leader then?
2013-01-08 12:07:23 AM  
4 votes:
I thought Mormons had the market cornered on creepy post-death rituals..
2013-01-08 03:28:13 AM  
2 votes:
How do you plan an uncle? Surely in most cases, they're already there when you're born.

Vega.: The problem, according to Bonner's family who claims power of attorney

Uh, power of attorney ends the moment someone dies. Did the article mean personal representative of his estate?

/At least in Oregon that's how it works


I have so many clients who don't understand this, and get really offended when they are told that it doesn't matter that they are the dead person's spouse of 40 years, or child, or whatever, the person is dead, the only person who holds authority now is the Executor of the Estate. Often that's the spouse, but you can't just assume. Present the Will, money-grubber, then we'll talk.

/It's the worst when all the children are named Executors
//Family is never more venal than when they're after a dead person's money
///They always claim it's "not about the money"
2013-01-08 02:30:09 AM  
2 votes:
Why do I get the distinct impression that he needs the money to pay for something less than legal?

Hookers, drugs, gambling debts or paying off the parents of his "Favourite" youths: Place your bets!

/Yes, I'm cynical.
//We are talking about a Baptist preacher here.
2013-01-08 12:34:29 AM  
2 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: Glad I watched the video.  Pastor says, "It's not about the money," so why is there a collection plate with a sign that reads "Memorial Gifts" at the church's memorial service?

Reporter closes by saying that the pastor offered to give the money to the family, but the family hasn't heard any such offer yet.

This preacher is either really stupid or really evil.


Not necessarily mutually exclusive.
2013-01-08 10:18:27 AM  
1 votes:

varmitydog: I have been to well over 100 funerals of a variety of different faiths in my lifetime and not once have I seen anyone pass a collection plate around.
This dude did this without the families involvement and collected money, someone no one ever does. He's not a "preacher", he's a "bunko artist".


Either you have some sort of curse following you or a morbid fixation on death.

varmitydog: This dude did this without the families family's involvement and collected money, someone something no one ever does. He's not a "preacher", he's a "bunko artist".
ftfm


Some do, see my previous post. Also they were his nieces/nephews, he was their uncle. A good deal of elderly people make arrangements with their church to hold a service. Not everyone make perfectly clear to their extended family all of their memorial arrangements.
2013-01-08 07:42:14 AM  
1 votes:

Another Government Employee: if_i_really_have_to: How do you plan an uncle? Surely in most cases, they're already there when you're born.

Vega.: The problem, according to Bonner's family who claims power of attorney

Uh, power of attorney ends the moment someone dies. Did the article mean personal representative of his estate?

/At least in Oregon that's how it works

I have so many clients who don't understand this, and get really offended when they are told that it doesn't matter that they are the dead person's spouse of 40 years, or child, or whatever, the person is dead, the only person who holds authority now is the Executor of the Estate. Often that's the spouse, but you can't just assume. Present the Will, money-grubber, then we'll talk.

/It's the worst when all the children are named Executors
//Family is never more venal than when they're after a dead person's money
///They always claim it's "not about the money"

No. It's about exacting revenge on the relatives for all the crap they caused. (Been there and done that on all three sides of the argument)


You've been the executor of an estate, not the executor of an estate, and the person who died?
2013-01-08 03:31:42 AM  
1 votes:

illannoyin: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 500x521]


So breath until the day I die?

On the article I wouldn't trust a clergyman as far as the youngest altar boy can throw him.
2013-01-08 02:29:20 AM  
1 votes:
The problem, according to Bonner's family who claims power of attorney

Uh, power of attorney ends the moment someone dies. Did the article mean personal representative of his estate?

/At least in Oregon that's how it works
2013-01-08 01:56:53 AM  
1 votes:

illannoyin: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 500x521]


Unfortunately that's not hard
2013-01-08 01:46:10 AM  
1 votes:
I don't care. Neither does the dead guy.
2013-01-08 12:17:36 AM  
1 votes:
Glad I watched the video.  Pastor says, "It's not about the money," so why is there a collection plate with a sign that reads "Memorial Gifts" at the church's memorial service?

Reporter closes by saying that the pastor offered to give the money to the family, but the family hasn't heard any such offer yet.

This preacher is either really stupid or really evil.
 
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