Thursday, December 06, 2007


I can't help but feel a little glee over the recent Congressional investigation of financial misdeeds by televangelists.

When I think of all the real pastors I know -- you know, folks who actually preach the Gospel, administer the sacraments and provide pastoral care; pastors who drive cars held together with Bondo and bumper stickers, live in homes that do not feature marble commodes or gold-plated bathroom fixtures and live on the financial edge because they give back sacrificially to their parish and their community -- and when I think of all the real congrgations who conduct their financial dealings with standard-practice transparency and accountability -- all I can say to Senator Grassley is, "Go git 'em." And all I can say to people who support televangelists is, "Get a clue."

1 comment:

Trish said...

What's even worse is that some of those "other" churches exploit the elderly and prey on their naivete and pensions. When my grandma started "losing it," she contributed to some televangelist organization and then they WOULDN'T LEAVE HER ALONE. For goodness sakes.