Billionaires last year reportedly were on a waiting list for the Gulfstream C650 that is considered the holy grail of private aircrafts.
This campaign speaks to the unspeakable audacity and self-absorbed nature of many of the country’s leaders of so-called mega churches. At a time when Black people in particular are clawing to overcome serious financial hardships, when systemic racism has traditionally caused less pay for equal work for African-Americans, when the unemployment rate for Blacks remains double that of whites, a pastor asks for $65 million from his faithful congregation for a private plane?
The outlandish appeal was framed around a near accident on the private plane Dollar already has that was built in 1984 and purchased by the church in 1999.
“The mission of Project G650 is to acquire a Gulfstream G650 airplane so that Pastors Creflo and Taffi and World Changers Church International can continue to blanket the globe with the Gospel of grace. We are believing for 200,000 people to give contributions of 300 US dollars or more to turn this dream into a reality — and allow us to retire the aircraft that served us well for many years.”
In the name of . . . greed.
Dollar preaches the gospel of prosperity, attracting supporters on the assurance that praying diligently and tithing regularly will bring them riches. It is a position many in the theology community refute. His membership at World Changers has been quoted as high as 30,000.
ChristianPost.com reported last year that Dollar’s spreading of the word costs big dollars. Said World Changers Church representative Kayla Dollar to the website: “(Dollar) does not have a set honorarium now but he does just ask for half of his fuel to be paid while traveling and then anything else if you want to add just as a love offering, would be fine.”
When asked how much the fuel bill to New York City would be, she explained: “The cost is $9,500 so he would ask for half of that so $4,750.”
The scary part in all this: Dollar probably will raise the money.
source: atlantablackstar.com by Curtis Bunn