Tithe You Later
Theme: Refusing to tithe is stealing from God
Length: 4-5 minutes
2 males, 3 females
A department store with 3 racks of clothing. You’ll also need name brand shopping bags and one very ugly type of garment.
Three teenagers shop while nearby, a security agent tries to catch a shoplifter. The kids discuss tithing versus not tithing and one teen is self-righteous when the shoplifter is caught. But in a twist, her own hypocrisy in stealing from God is exposed.
(MIKE enters and approaches Alice who is shopping.)
Mike: Hi Alice. Finding any bargains?
Alice: There are no bargains in a store like this, Mike. It’s all about image.
(Mike looks at a price tag and then holds it to his head like an astrology reader)
Mike: Yes, and the image I see is bankruptcy.
Alice: (Pats him on the shoulder with mocking attitude) Don’t worry. You still have Wal-mart.
Mike: (Jingles coins in his pocket) Which means I also have change.
Alice: Awesome. You can buy a corn dog in their cafeteria.
(They move to the rack following Freda who grabs a garment and thrusts it in her bag)
Alice: Did you see that? She’s stealing!
Alice: (to Freda) Excuse me—
Agent: (stops Alice and shows his badge) Security. I’m all over it. Just act natural.
Alice: But she—
Agent: (with authority) Act natural.