Leopard spots and sheep’s clothing, part 3

I had something else entirely queued up to publish today, but I think this video, which I saw this morning thanks to a Towleroad post is a better use of your time:

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Televangelists:

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Watching this, seeing the clips John plays of televangelists telling people god will erase their debt if the just charge another thousand dollars to their credit card to donate to the “church” made me angry, but also very sad. I remembered a specific family in one of the churches I attended as a child (this was about 1972 or so) who sent a lot of money to one of the television preachers because he told them if they give “with faith” god would send it back “a hundred-fold!”

They did not get any money back of any kind: no windfall, no spontaneous arrival of a big raise or whatever. What they did get was a lot more money problems.

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I've loved reading for as long as I can remember. I write fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and nonfiction. I publish an anthropomorphic sci-fi/space opera literary fanzine. I attend and work on the staff for several anthropormorphics, anime, and science fiction conventions. I live in Seattle with my wonderful husband, still completely amazed that he puts up with me at all.

3 responses to “Leopard spots and sheep’s clothing, part 3”

  1. Sheryl says :

    I shared the John Oliver segment with SO. Just now, he shared this article with me. Now I has a sad… and eyeball strain from the eye-roll this gave me.
    http://www.rawstory.com/2015/08/christian-pastor-lashes-out-at-false-reverend-john-oliver-for-mocking-predatory-televangelists/

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