Pimpin ain't easy, but some men and women of the cloth, make this shit look like a cake walk.
From televangelists, to Pastors, to Fathers, and Reverends, these guys have taken that 10% to a higher level. I came across a list that was like a "who's who" of the modern religious shakedown.
Though some have been investigated about their finances, that doesn't stop them from building mega churches and purchasing private jets, let's not forget their real estate and other ventures.
Of course there were two guys that stood out from the rest.
Pastor's name is Creflo A. Dollar, no, I'm not making this shit up. Name so nice i'll say it twice...Creflo A. Dollar.
Mr. Dollar has a private jet, Rolls Royce, book deal, cable show, and has "Franchised" his brand (Churches), in several cities - talk about spreading the word! He has a home in Atlanta and an apartment in Manhattan.
Then there's the pimp of all pimps, Mr. Joel "Sell Out A Stadium" Osteen, another pimp that was investigated, and his true worth is still unclear. It pays to have good accountants, doesn't it?
Whatever he's worth, it must be a lot, you see Osteen has a 10 million dollar home, book sales through the roof, and tours the nation to preach the word - of course he isn't spreading the word for free, that would be too much like the Lord.
The ministry now, is about the bottom line, not about saving souls and helping the needy. If you don't have the cash, do you really think these preacher/pimps are going to give you a free ticket to hear God's word at one of their sell-out theater sessions?
Obviously, I need to seriously re-think my career moves.
What they do really doesn't effect me. I don't need someone to tell me what God said. I'm pretty sure if God is having conversations with these idiots, I think he'd be giving me a holla too, God doesn't discriminate, unlike some of these judgmental fools.
I'll be glad when all these knuckleheads that follow these fools finally realize it's a scheme.
I'm not saying that these religious heads have to live like paupers while they preach "the Word"; but wouldn't God's work be better served by helping a troubled family or a sick child, rather than purchasing a gold toliet, designer clothes, or a private jet?
They call it being "blessed"...I guess Jesus was a sucker for traveling among society's downtrodden and social outcasts, and being among them while he was living. I guess now, why be among the poor when you don't have to? I mean, what can they put in your collection plate?
You would think that will all the tax breaks churches receive, they would give back more to their communities, and not just to have the occasional give-away benefit for taxbreak purposes.
You have to ask yourself, is accumulating riches the ultimate endgame for these folks or is doing good works and spreading the wealth to those who need it?
In the end, you can't blame the pimps, you can only blame the "johns" who keep giving up the cash for their Sunday morning dose of "feel good" rhetoric.
Anyone that lives like kings and queens, and builds huge monuments of worship while you are struggling, are not about you or your salvation.