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Say it ain't so, Illinois

Our corn-covered state is now home to a church in the small town of Harvey that is actually paying people to come to worship services (the first 75 people at least). For some reason, I get a feeling that Jesus might be overturning some money tables at this church. Or, there might not be any tables overturned at all...which should probably scare them even more.

Please note, this offer is only valid to those 16 and over. Seriously. It's in the article.

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