A man in Topeka , Kansas decided to write a book about churches around the country. He started by flying to San Francisco and worked east from there.
Going to a very large church,
he began taking photographs and making notes.He spotted a golden telephone on the vestibule wall and was intrigued with a sign, which read, 'Calls: $10,000 a minute.' Seeking out the pastor,
he asked about the phone and the sign. The pastor answered that this
golden phone was, in fact, a direct line to heaven, and if he paid the price, he could talk directly to GOD.
The man thanked the pastor and proceeded on his way. As he continued to visit churches in Seattle , Dallas ,St. Louis , Chicago ,
Minneapolis and other cities around the United States , he found more phones, with the same sign,
and the same answer from each pastor.
Finally, he arrived in 'Up North' Michigan . Upon entering a church in Tawas City , MI , behold - he saw the usual golden telephone.
But THIS time, the sign read, 'Calls: 35 cents.'
Fascinated, he asked to talk to the pastor, 'Reverend,' he said, 'I have been in cities all across the country, andin each church I h