The late Hal Rothman, a historian of western tourism, decried the “Devil’s Bargains” that he argued are an ineluctable side effect of dependence on tourism. Over the past few decades, tourists in New York City have begun to outnumber congregants in the pews of many historic Harlem churches. ¬†Seeking the “authenticity” of African American gospel choirs, tourists are subtly or not so subtly changing the dynamics of Sunday morning in Harlem. ¬†Interestingly, as one recent Associated Press story reveals, the presence of camera-toting tourists from around the globe meets with a spectrum of opinions, for the interlopers have the power both to disrupt services and to fill the collection plate with dollars that surely translate into everything from paying the electric bill to tuckpointing…