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Thou Shalt NOT Steal

Thou Shalt NOT Steal

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A Vial of Holy Water in the MAIL Holy Land Christian Approach Mission Kansas City Tax Exempt?

OLD TIME RELIGION:  As if using little vials of water from the River Jordan (read: tap) wasn't enough, The Holy Land Christian Approach Mission used all manner of early marketing gimmicks to raise funds (and to raise the roof on a "French Colonial style building with sweeping grounds…" according to a 1998 article in the Orlando Sentinel.   They also used colorful stamps and some kind of strange "Widow's Mite" coin thing.  

A few years earlier, likely around the time these little juice bottles were being shipped all over the country, Leader Reverend Ralph E. Baney of the Holy Land Christian Approach Mission loved water so much, he spent large sums of donated money in a futile attempt to dig Sodom and Gomorrah from the bottom of the ocean, of all things.  Well, I don't think i worked. 

Guess what.  When your church leader is called "flamboyant fundraiser" in the press, it brings attention, and Reverend Baney's Ballsy spending ( a 236-acre luxury estate, a stable of Tennessee walking horses, and a yacht in Florida)…oh, and a ceiling to floor waterfall drew the attention of the IRS.  Hmmm…tax excempt racing horses?  Not any more, Right Reverend. In 1968 the IRC took away the tax exempt status of the Holy Land Christian Approach Mission

I understand the tax free status was reinstated years later after doing sone cleaning.  I'd keep my eye on them still.

ACTUAL WATER FROM THE HOLY RIVER JORDAN (NOT TO BE CONFUSED AS ELVIS SWEAT) DO NOT CONSUME WITHOUT BOILING. PLEASE REMOVE CRACK-SHAPED VIALS FROM DOORWAYS AND ALLEYS AFTER USE.

ACTUAL RIVER JORDON IN A BOTTLE CARD FROM HOLY LAND CHRISTIAN APPROACH MISSION, KANSAS CITY, MO  DATE CIRCA 1950?  COLLECTION JIM LINDERMAN

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