The men of this congregation were trying to be innovative, creative and reasonable in discussing several ideas to improve  various things in the church services, facilities, etc. 

Every time someone would stand up and make a suggestion, a certain older member of the flock would stand to say “I’ve been a member here for forty years and have given a-lot of money to the church here. I don’t like this idea at all!”  This was repeated  on each of the following proposals from several different men.

Finally, a fairly young newcomer to the congregation stood and addressed his remarks to the older, dissident gentleman. He said to him; “why don’t you go home and find out exactly how much money it is that you have donated to this church; we want to buy you out” !