Creflo Dollar, a famous prosperity “gospel” preacher from the U.S., not long ago got in trouble for telling his fans, er church members, that they needed to buy him a $65 million jet.
Apparently, $65 million was a bit tall of an ask even for those duped by prosperity “gospel” propaganda.
Dollar initially backed off, but not really. Now the board of his “ministry” is making the $65 million jet a priority.
Rather than telling people to fork over $65 million, the board took a much more pleasant approach:
“We plan to acquire a Gulfstream G650 because it is the best, and it is a reflection of the level of excellence at which this organization chooses to operate. We, the World Changers family, so value the lives, the safety and the well-being of our pastors and leaders that we wish to provide to them the best air travel experience possible.”
Wow. I guess all pastors who don’t have $65 million jets don’t have them because people in their churches don’t value their lives. Good to know.
The board also wants you to know that they don’t give a rip about your opinion of their actions:
“We understand that others may interpret biblical truths differently — the freedom to worship as one chooses is a fundamental hallmark of a free society — but wish to assert our God-given right to practice what we believe. This is our faith, the very basis for what we believe, and it is not necessary that we justify it.”