This past Saturday night and Sunday morning, two sets of flyers were placed on cars parked on streets near Shiloh Baptist Church. The first flyer, which was apparently the product of internal conflict at Shiloh, pointed people to last week's WaPo article about Pastor Smith. The second flyer, which was the product of last week's neighborhood happy hour/meeting, informed people of how much the church has spent on taxes alone to maintain its portfolio of vacant properties in Shaw.
On Sunday morning, I observed someone from the church--I'm guessing he was a church usher or leader--vocally protesting the placement of the flyers on cars and then removing the tax-payment-related flyers soon after they were placed on cars. With Shiloh's current "Take Down the Condemnation Signs Campaign" (in which members are encouraged to give sacrificially--$1000 per adult and $100 per child in addition to normal tithes and offerings--to raise $100,000 towards bringing the properties up to vacant property code), I'm guessing that the Church isn't too keen on the disbursement of information regarding how much money it spends on its vacant properties instead of on improving lives.