Bishop Bans Double-Wide

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(Editor’s note: The following is tongue-in-cheek, aka Jon Stewart news style)

I just learned that Bishop Eddie Long has banned Will Jesus Buy Me a Double-Wide? ’cause I need more room for my plasma TV. Zondervan. 2010

Several of my friends wrote to say that’s like a Badge of Honor. I don’t know how that works when 25,000 people are basically forbidden from buying your book.

I wasn’t present but what I’ve heard is that Bishop Long told his people that he wants them to strive for better — he wants them to own triple-wides.

I can understand why Bishop Long would ban the book,  given the nature of the book and how I take Bishop Long and Creflo Dollar and others to task, but the book is about so much more than the Prosperity Gospel. It’s stories about everyday people, some who get the God & money thing right and some who don’t.

You’d think Bishop Long would have other things to worry about than banning my book. But I guess he was upset about that post I wrote about him being guilty and all.

About Karen Spears Zacharias

Author. Speaker. Journalism Instructor. Four kids. Three dogs. One grandson.

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  • http://cartermcneese.wordpress.com cm1165

    Congrats!

    You have joined a long list of folks whom I hold in very high esteem.

    SCM

  • http://www.kenwords.com Ken Summerlin

    Your friend is right. It is a badge of honor to have your book banned by Bishop “Greedy”. Of course, you also know that this will just make people even more curious about your book, don’t you?

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  • Arlis Mitchell

    The words on this video are so very true. The Lord does sit with us during the dark times. We would never know His wonderful love and faithfulness without the hard and sometimes dark tims He allows.to touch us. He is in the process of changing us into the display table of His Grace that He wants to display through us in His infinite unique way.

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  • http://www.brandonclements.com Brandon Clements

    I wouldn’t lose any sleep over this…

    Also, thanks for your humor and your faithfulness to call out the prosperity gospel for the crock that it is. I want to get this banned book of yours.

    • Karen Spears Zacharias

      Thanks, Brandon. Appreciate it.

  • Debbie W

    25,000 people who cannot think for themselves is a worry! So much more going on there than just a ‘prosperity gospel’. In the way of our human nature and with God understanding that dynamic then maybe because The Bishop has banned it his congregation are going to want to read it – might just set them free – who knows God does crazy stuff like that!

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  • The Canuck

    I have not been able to get my hands on your book yet … but now I am really curious :) :)

  • http://week2week.wordpress.com/2010/09/10/out-live-your-life/ Janie

    I think that says a lot about Bishop Long don’t you? I’m reading it now, having finally gotten my hands on a copy, and enjoying the stories of real people and the message about God and money.
    I do have to wonder how he can “ban” your book. Do ‘his’ followers not have minds of their own?

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  • Kenton

    I gotta believe that 25000 number is dropping like a rock. And if one of the last things they hear before dropping out is “Don’t _(fill in blank)_.” There going to _(fill in blank)_ without haste.

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  • Kathy

    Karen, keep speaking the truth. I’m sure it may get you banned again, but that is a club I want to be a part of. Someone said “silence in consent” and I’m thankful that you are not silent.

  • http://koinepdx1.blogspot.com AF Roger

    The good Bishop just doesn’t get it. He’s supposed to call a press conference at which he’ll BURN your book, not ban it!

    • Debbie W

      This was an awesome response AF Roger.

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  • http://www.garynelson.wordpress.com Gary

    Love that video. Great message about Jesus :)

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  • http://www.brokentelegraph.com Ian E

    Congrats Karen! It’s like being called a pinhead by Bill O Reilly. Just means you must be doing something right :)


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