god\'s country > >>>A man in Denver, CO. decided to write a book about churches > >>>around the country. He started by flying to San Francisco, and > >>>started working 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 "$10,000 a minute." > >>>Seeking out the pastor he asked about the phone. The pastor > >>>answered that this golden phone is, in fact, a direct line to Heaven and if > >>> he pays the price he can talk directly to God. > >>>The man thanked the pastor and continued on his way. As he > >>>continued to visit churches in Seattle, Austin, Green Bay, Chicago, > >>>Milwaukee, and all around the United States, he found more phones, with the same > >>>sign, and got the same answer from each pastor.. >>> >Finally, he arrived in Medford Ore. Upon entering a church in >>> >this Southwest area of Oregon, behold, he saw the usual golden telephone. > >>>But THIS time, the sign read "Calls: 25 cents. Fascinated, he asked to > >>> talk to the pastor. >>> >"Reverend, I have been in cities all across the country and in each > >>> church, I have found this golden telephone and have been told it is a > >>> direct line to Heaven and that I could talk to God, but, in the other > >>> churches the cost was $10,000 a minute. Your sign reads 25 cents a call. Why?" >>> >The pastor, smiling, replied, "Son, you're in Oregon now. This is God's > >>> >country...it's a local call!"