Founder of bankrupt church won't give up his limo

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Just because the glistening, gaudy megachurch he founded is about to be sold in bankruptcy does not mean that fancy religious man/teevee preacher Rev. Dr. Robert H. Schuller should have to give up his limo driver. God wants him to have nice things.


Recently administrators at Crystal Cathedral, the Orange County megachurch that Schuller founded, emailed congregants asking for food donations so that Arvella Schuller, the Reverend-Doctor's pneumonia-afflicted wife of 500 years, would not starve to death. The Orange County Register provides details:

The email states that the Schullers do not want get well cards sent because they would like to "keep her situation under the radar."

"However, they would appreciate meals over the next three to four weeks," the email states. "They are to be sent to the church in order to be transported to Arvella. The limo drivers could pick up the dinners or meet in the Tower Lobby around 4:30 p.m."

Just a simple request (if you don't count all the dietary considerations also listed in the email) for two impoverished lambs of God! Unfortunately some congregants don't see it that way, because of the bankruptcy proceedings and the disappearance of $10 million from the church's endowment funds. But as the Bible clearly states in Matthew 12:23-24, Jesus once said: "I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. But if the rich man has a limousine, then his chauffeur can gun it and drive through the gates of Heaven and St. Peter won't catch him, because he's old and slow and can't run that fast."

[Orange County Register. Image via AP]