Prosperity Preachers

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Nephthys
Has anyone heard about these charlatans? I was first made aware of them due to Trumps Spiritual Adviser asking people to give her money:

https://www.christianpost.com/news/paula-white-urges-followers-sow-first-fruits-offering-up-to-1-months-pay-or-suffer-consequences-212716/

But the more I looked into them, the more disgusted I got. I thought it was just her but it turns out there are a lot of these guys scamming people around the world. They get people to donate to them by saying that what jesus wants is for them, personally, to get luxuries instead of feeding the sick and desperate. These guys are truly despicable, preying on the poor and ignorant to buy mansions and private jets:

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2018/01/18/kenneth-copeland-36-million-jet/

Its almost unfathomable to me that people could fall for such a transparent con. The guy is saying that god personally spoke to him and told him to get a bigger jet because the one he swindled people out of isn't good enough. Its absurd.

From what I hear they don't just prey upon their own flock but fly their stolen jets out to poorer countries and swindle them out of what little money they have too.

Thoughts?

MythLord
Oh, this has been a hot topic for ages now. There's tons of preachers saying you will be cured, blessed or help the world by sending a certain amount of money to a certain guy... and then they use that money for themselves.

It's truly despicable.

Patient_Leech
Yeah, I've seen some stuff about this circulating on Facebook recently. Some wacko who uses all his donations for fancy clothes, cars, etc. claiming that he has to dress well for Jesus basically and his fancy limousines are necessary to cater to his high-profile guests.

But hasn't this been going on for-practically-ever? I mean TV preachers have been swindling gullible people out of their money for a long time.

Maybe it's just gotten even more shameless in recent years?

MythLord
Apparently so, yeah. Back in the day, you had to have a show, collect guests and actually be responsive in some way to the people you're tricking.

Nowadays, they just say they need money for "Jesus and sh!t" and they're rich overnight.

Stigma
Prosperity preachers are BS, no surprise there.

Emperordmb
I mean not really surprising that people are able to scam like this. Scientology is a thing even though it's founder is on record saying he founded it to make money.

Patient_Leech
Originally posted by Emperordmb
I mean not really surprising that people are able to scam like this. Scientology is a thing even though it's founder is on record saying he founded it to make money.

Christianity is just the Scientology of the 6th century, but keep telling yourself otherwise, Emp. wink

Surtur
I remember hearing about the jet. It was insane lol. The fact anyone would even give him any money after that is hard to believe, but yeah.

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