While People Are Dying Of Starvation, Pastor Gets $65 Million Jet

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DTT: While people are dying of starvation around the world, this man of God, a pastor, gets a 65 million dollar jet for him to fly around as he pleases.

Walter Einenkel / Daily Kos

Pastor Creflo Dollar of Prosperity gospel church defends his fundraising for $65 mil jet.

Attribution: Youtube/screengrab

World Changers Church International’s Board of Directors has announced that their golden son Creflo Dollar will get his $65 million Gulfstream G650 jet.

It is our belief that this ministry is called to serve people globally – to literally change the world according to the Great Commission – and our infrastructure and operational plan reflect the worldwide nature of that assignment. Our pastors share the gospel of Jesus more than 300 times per year – in churches, arenas, venues, convention centers, stadiums and other facilities across the entire planet – and are committed to aggressive travel schedules that cannot be fulfilled via any means other than private aircraft. A long-range, high-speed, intercontinental jet aircraft is a tool that is necessary in order to fulfill the mission of the ministry. In light of an unfortunate accident that recently resulted in the ministry’s aircraft being declared a total loss, it is our intention to purchase another airplane at a time, place and price of our choosing.The G650 appeal published on the creflodollarministries.org web site was directed to a specific community of like-minded people who love and support the ministry and its global missions work. There was not, nor will there be, a request for donations from the public at large, people outside that faith community or the members of local World Changers churches in Atlanta, New York and two dozen other locations.There are some 3 million donors in the ministry’s global databases, with tens of millions of others who are connected to the ministry through books, magazines, social media, missions outreach and a daily television broadcast that is translated into many languages and aired worldwide. There was no pressure of any kind applied to anyone, but rather an opportunity was presented to those in our community who may be inclined to participate and who stand to benefit from the global mobility of our ministry leaders. We fully acknowledge that the campaign video did not do a good job of communicating the request, and we apologize for any confusion it may have caused – it is in the process of being revamped and will be re-released when complete.

[bold my emphasis]

I bolded that line because it’s a classic rhetorical technique that liars use: full-throatedly deny something that no one ever accused you of to make it seem as if you are being attacked unreasonably. It’s a tactic that was employed by Mr. Dollar himself when he originally went after all of the evil people who pointed out his scam to get expensive private transportation.

The first time around, Creflo Dollar said:

Don’t dream about what you can’t have. Dream about what the devil says you can’t have.

Add private jet to the list of things the Devil says you cannot have.

Source: Daily Kos

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