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24th October 2010, 10:11 PM
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Did Jesus and his Disciples parade around in satin and silk and lace and fondle gold? Do impoverished Catholics in Latin America tithe for this conspicuous Vatican extravagance?



25th October 2010, 06:11 PM
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Leaders of the bankrupt Crystal Cathedral megachurch in southern California made emotional appeals [pepper used for tear flow] over the weekend for financial help – as well as extended a grateful thanks to worshippers.

Church founder Robert H. Schuller, 84, made a personal appeal during Sunday’s services in the Garden Grove, California, church.

“I need more help from you,” Schuller said, according to an account in the Orange County Register. [YOU OWE US for this building, Schuller said] "If you are a tither, become a double-tither. If you are not a tither, become a tither. This ministry has earned your trust. This ministry has earned your help."

He and his daughter, Sheila Schuller Coleman, the senior pastor, reiterated a theme emphasizing how the strong can overcome crises, no matter how devastating.

[Normally prone to deceit, Coleman said:]
“It was actually heartbreaking to be very honest and open with all of you” about how the church filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week, Schuller Coleman said in a video blog posted Saturday on the church’s website...

The church has also experienced organizational conflict when the elder Schuller turned the church over to his only son, the Rev. Robert A. Schuller, in 2008, but the younger Schuller quickly resigned in the wake of a family power struggle stemming from some of his sisters and their husbands.


3rd November 2010, 09:19 PM
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