God's Debt Cancellation Plan

Morris Cerullo in a poster advertising for his "Mission to London" (Photo: LoopZilla)

Loan modification and debt cancellation are hot businesses right now. So hot that God himself apparently decided to get in on the action.

Here's a story of how one man built himself a surging evangelistic ministry, complete with "God's debt cancellation" program - yours for the unbelievably low payment of a mere few hundred bucks:

Emotional on-air pitches generate much of the money used to pay network salaries. In March, Morris Cerullo appeared on Inspiration's “camp meeting” with a message to fire up prospective donors.

“Is anybody ready for the greatest financial breakthrough you've ever experienced in your life?” he asked.

The elder Cerullo, a Pentecostal minister, at times appeared to speak in tongues. His gravelly voice periodically rising to a shout, he urged members of the audience to fill envelopes with $900 donations.

“When you sow for your financial anointing, the windows of heaven are going to open for you,” he said. “ … In the next nine months, you are going to experience more financial blessings than you've ever experienced in your life! 100 fold! Debt cancellation!”

Soon, these words appeared on the screen: “Call now with your $900 offering and receive God's debt cancellation.”

Ames Alexander and Tim Funk of Charlotte Observer have the investigative report: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/408/story/741812.html - via Raw Story

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Televangelists have been doing this for decades. This guy just knows how to exploit a situation. And the elderly, and the desperate.

Sad. Real churches give you money and help when they can. This is just a business, and businesses are designed to soak up as much money as possible.
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Unfortunately, (tel)evangalism has been eating itself for decades and is stronger than ever. It's the kind of business that can afford to consume it's clientelle and still count on a steady stream of the credible in the future.

"The god I believe in isn't short of cash, mister."
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