Creflo Dollar, the prosperity gospel-preaching televangelist con man, has more than his fair share of audacity and chutzpah. His old private jet stopped working — apparently they didn’t pray hard enough — so now he wants his congregation to pay for his new $65 million Gulfstream jet. So he can do the Lord’s work, of course.
Apparently, the right reverend was traveling on his old private jet when the aircraft experienced engine failure. Fortunately, the pilot was able to land safely without any injuries or fatalities, but the incident was so frightening, Dollar felt compelled to reach out to his flock.
His G650 plea reads, partially, as follows:
We are asking members, partners and supporters of this ministry to assist in the undertaking of an initiative called Project G650. 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.To which, the question has to be asked: Is American Airlines closed? Did Delta go on break?
But if he really believes that prosperity gospel bullshit that whatever you give God will give back to you ten-fold or a hundred-fold, shouldn’t he be giving money to others instead? Of course not, because he doesn’t believe it. He’s a con man and this is how he fleeces the ignorant and the credulous.
Update: Dollar has pulled the donation page from his website. Apparently he figured out, a bit too late, that asking for $65 million for a private jet while pretending to follow a man who told his followers to sell all they have and give it to the poor, and that if they have two cloaks and another has none, they should give it to him, was a bad idea.