Coon of The Day: Pastor Denies Communion To Members Who Don’t Give Their Tax Refund To Church

- By Bossip Staff

Now this is not a Godly way to act, shame on you Pastor.

HOUSTON – Members of the small congregation at Houston Unity Baptist Church said when they refused to give the pastor their tax refunds; he refused to give them their Communion.

Some members of the church spoke with FOX 26 anonymously.

“He said for all those who are getting a tax refund, ‘How many are you are going to give it to the church’?” James said.

Pastor John Goodman said while he refused Communion, it wasn’t because his members didn’t donate their tax refunds to the church. It’s because they’ve failed to step up and do what’s needed to keep the church afloat.

“I asked if there were any other members, which I know it is, that got income tax money. I ask if they would like to contribute it over here to the new parking lot.”

When asked if he withheld Communion, Pastor Goodman said absolutely but it wasn’t because of the tax refund issue. He said it was because of internal issues in the church he refused to disclose.

Goodman said only 4 or 5 members in the church actually help with bills, but he called the rest of his congregation devils and demons.

LMAO!! What type of bullsh*t is THIS?!?! So now communion is a bargaining chip to get the money that is supposed to be given voluntarily from the heart?? Jesus is not pleased sir, not pleased at all…


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  • Kina

    LMAO!!! Another pimp in the pulpet. Shame on him.

    • Sally

      NICE NEWS !
      My friend Vanessa, a 25 yrs lady, has announced her wedding with a m’illionaire young man Ronald who is the CEO of a MNC. It’s amazing, she said she just posted her profile on a m’illionaire d’ating s’ite called ———RichMatchmaker. ℃○M——– – and received his chat invitations a few days later. Then, everything went so well that I can’t believe it’s true! Every love story will unfold on it’s own..——-

    • Trinidads finest

      Thats why i dont go to church,and its also boring

  • keebler mf elf

    Mainstream religion anyone?

    • Holy Roller

      He said, I KNOW they got money, give it up, all of it. Break yo self fool. This is church homey. This ain’t a game. I don’t do this for fun. GIVE IT UP!!

  • Whatever

    This is a mess. Smh. This is worst than the church I visited on Sunday. Lol they wanted u to give money for pastor care, offering, spiritual beltway minimum of $25. Which is too keep up the building at one of the 5 locations. I just want to praise the lord!

  • tipp

    I bet he driving a Benz!

    • Praise GOD

      The man said put your money in the plate!!LMAO… Pay yo fare!!! Pay yo fare!!! Or you’re going to hell and burn forever. In Jesus Name

  • Juliemango

    This is a new low in christian born-again church history not even the catholic church with a rep. Of devilsh ways bc of statues prayers to saints mother mary and archangels sexual abuse cases etc forces tithes ppl give willinly and the catholic church is “paid” my man needs some fire in his sermons that are soul and spirit pleasing to his congreation so they will want to bless him and his church willinly!!!

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  • bigdawg1100

    Maybe he should have just increased the 10% to 20…. I bet thats gonna be next! All of our high profile churches down here make you bring your w-2 form to church to prove you are giving the proper amount or you can’t become a member.. WTF!

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  • htowngirl

    Embarrased to hear that’s jumping off in my city…. some pastors really go over board….this has got to stop…I’m just waiting for them to put a atm in the lobby or start charging a cover…. I’m not gonna let the wolf in sheep clothing stop me from going to feed my spirit.

  • shaunie

    I am looking for a church home….a lady preacher got up and gave a sermon called “Who Let the Hoes In The House” and we all walked out behind the preachers boy friend…TRUE STORY….CHURCH GONE WILD!

  • TheMrs

    I would simply have left. There is NO WAY I would be treated that way in church, you get enough of that from the people in the world, I ain’t going to church to get jacked! But don’t get it twisted, the ministry does need money to function, but you don’t do it like that! You humble yourself and ask your members and more than likely, they would love to help! And WTH is up with asking for the WHOLE check! Dayum he greedy! Why not just some of it or what they could donate! If the people aren’t complaining about parking in the dirt, hell, let them keep doing it or do like some of these churches and apply for a GRANT fool for the funds to create a parking lot, but this HIRELING is NO different than a stick up man! These type of proud, self-centered, haughty people were despised by Christ during his day, I think it’s safe to say He still feels the same way!!!!!!!!!

  • LMAO


  • Dee Prophet

    We are in the final hour people are being decieved by the false prophets are devil worshippers. To all who read his true people are rising like i to take back what is his. We are waiting for God ok to shine the light on these snakes. Last days are now. Know him for yourself. This is the dawn of a new age and center for an awakening. Wake up people or forever be lost in the flame that never stops!

    • ee

      Sooooooo True!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Honut Sinti

    Isn’t the preacher in the miracle making business? Okie doke. Let him make some miracle money.




  • reita collins

    (lol) mos’ def’!!

  • O-DOGG


  • Anonymous

    I use to go to this church but soon realized the pastor was a nut job. He stated that he kept a gun in his pulpit. I was thinking really you take a gun to church? The church only had like 12 members anyway and most of them were his offspring.

  • Sanriobaby =^.^=

    This is beyond shameful and this is just another example of why people have become so disollusioned with “organized” religion. To demand that churchmembers hand over thiet tax returns to receive communion is truly a sin. Who actually came up w/ the rule of giving 10% of your earnings in the first place? Whatever happend to the idea of DONATING what you can afford? In these economic times, everyone is struggling and to shame them publicly for some extra funds just isn’t the Christian thing to do, it’s just not right. Churches are more about community interaction anyway. GOD lives in our hearts, we don’t need a building or some scummy dirtbag greedy false prophet to praise him. Donate your earnings to a cause that truly means something to you. And if you’re compelled to go to Church, find one that’s truly about praising Jesus and not about funding some elses ego.

    • Cheeky

      Sanrio, you took the words out of my mouth. This story is exactly why I don’t participate in organized religion. I went to my boyfriend’s church with him once, and the scam artist pastor kept shouting at people that the amount of money they give equals the amount of rewards they will receive in Heaven. I was like GTFOH. I thought the Bible said it was the poor who held a special place in Heaven? Some churches do great work, but most are simply businesses.

  • J

    I,live in Houston born&raised… Very,distasteful…..smdh

  • AmazinAtheist

    This pastor along withe every other “religious leader” and religion itself, is all fraud. It’s a scam people, wake up. They sale their invisible product “eternal salvation” that they can’t guarantee. What if someone tried to sale you an invisible car, you would say they were crazy right? What’s the difference between these fools and every other con artist out there?

    • Bopa

      There is a saying that goes like: “Public Office is the last refuge of the incompetent.”

      I believe the pulpit should be added to that. Because both (pulip and politics)seem to be on the same playing field.

  • Bopa

    I’m tired of this concept of making churches into businesses. The most they need is to cover the rent/mort, water, light bill, and gas. Anything over that should go to helping the community. Unless the church has a private school the pastor, bishop,reverened or whatever they call themselves should have a full time job mon-fri/sat. My cousin had the nerve to come to me and ask me to help him set up a church. I’m thinking he’s talking about what he can do for the community and peoples souls and this negro is talking about how much $$ he can make and only have to work 1 day a week. I don’t believe in preachers having a salary unless they really *work* in the church like it’s a full time job.

  • onesmartchickee

    Religion is and always was a business. The difference today is people are educated enough to recognize the religion really is….a business!!!!!!!!!

  • J.Jones


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