God damn, lying to people is profitable. A megachurch pastor in Singapore has been caught embezzling a lot of money so that he could turn his wife into a pop star. How much is “a lot”? Well…
A Christian evangelical pastor in Singapore is accused of embezzling more than $19 million in church funds to finance his wife’s career as a pop singer, all under the guise of spreading God’s message through her music.
Kong Hee, 47, and five other officials from the City Harvest Church are on trial for hatching a plan to embezzle millions to make his wife Sun Ho, 41, a pop star in the U.S.
Originally accused of siphoning off $19 million, the group allegedly misappropriated another $20 million to cover up the first diversion.
All six of the accused deny the charges. The church claims Ho’s career is part of a “crossover” campaign to spread God’s word to the secular world via her music.
Evidence presented in court showed more than $10 million – “in line with Shakira’s marketing budget and less than the budget for Beyonce” – was earmarked in the church’s budget for Ho’s marketing.
One can only wonder why, if a pastor was wanting to use church funds to do god’s work, that he’d have to embezzle the money. Strange, that.