I'd love to get some feedback on this story...even better if you can cite some scripture to back up your opinion. "E-TITHING" CATCHING ON IN SOME DENOMINATIONS (Nashville, Tennessee-AP) -- In an era when about 60 percent of Americans get their paychecks through direct deposit and half of U-S households pay at least one bill electronically, some religious leaders see "e-tithing" as a logical step. It works like this: Members fill out a form providing a bank or savings account number and the amount they want the church to withdraw weekly, semi-monthly or monthly. From the United Methodist Church to major Roman Catholic dioceses, several large religious denominations are testing the method, some even allowing members to give by credit card. But there are dissenting views suggesting e-tithing sells out the idea of taking a gift to God. Jack Wilkerson, the Southern Baptist Convention's vice-president for business and finance says 'It's a way to be out of sight, out of mind" He says mainline denominations are using it today because they're looking for any way to prop up sagging giving."