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Trump praises prosperity preacher Kenneth Copeland

Trump praises prosperity preacher Kenneth Copeland

It’s just been revealed America’s infantile President wrote last year to Copeland to congratulate him on fifty years of conning cash out of millions of faith-heads.

The evangelist, who is worth around $760-m (£562-m), expressed amazement in 2016 that that his outfit – Kenneth Copeland Ministries – was being run as a non-profit entity.

He is quoted here as saying:

This whole time I thought we were all about the profits. It sure feels profit-y. Huh. Strange.

When he noticed his organisation was registered as a tax-exempt ministry, the “confused” televangelist reportedly asked his financial team:

Really? Are you sure we’re not for profit? I mean, I’ve got a massive lakeside mansion, my own tennis court – I even let the ministry foot the bill for my own personal airport.

Copeland revealed on Facebook at the end of December 2017 that he received a letter from the deranged Trump in August. Trump wrote:

Melania and I send our warmest wishes as you celebrate 50 years of ministry. For half a century, you have devoted your life to faith and humanity. Your enduring commitment to spreading the word of God has influenced the lives of people across the United States and around the world.

We hope your heart is filled with joy, knowing your efforts to spread a message of hope are an inspiration to people who seek the love and mercy of the Lord. Congratulations on this remarkable achievement.

Copeland, who long drawn criticism for his teachings that God wants Christians to be rich, was among a group of religious leaders who prayed over Trump in 2015 prior to his election.

Copeland and his wife were also among those who agreed to be on Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Board, which includes some of the most egregious bigots in America, such as radio host and psychologist Dr James Dobson; Jerry Falwell, President of the Liberty University; and Paula White of the New Destiny Christian Center (who chairs the advisory board and is stated to be Trump’s closest religious advisor).

Copeland’s lavish lifestyle has been slammed by Christians and unbelievers alike. In 2016 he raised eyebrows after sharing on his daily television broadcast that he flies on a private jet to avoid being bothered by “demon” hoi polloi on commercial aircraft who would interfere with his conversations with God.

He also said that he and other private jet-owning preachers like him were “in business – the soul business” and needed private transport to reach those begging to be fleeced by his ministry and other cash harvesters like it.

Getting an official endorsement from the POTUS is bound to make Copeland even richer.

14 responses to “Trump praises prosperity preacher Kenneth Copeland”

  1. Eric says:

    Same old story … Sly ruthless shameless criminals conning stupefied fools. It was ever thus. Those who have been fleeced deserve it if the keep on giving.

  2. Eric says:

    And that leering fizog makes my flesh creep. A face to empty any crowded room.

  3. John the Drunkard says:

    Ah Eric…there are tens of millions who look into that empty mask and see every kind of warm-fuzzy daddy-rescuer.

    His victims come pre-prepared.

  4. RussellW says:

    Well, at least he’s ‘honest’ in his own fashion, unlike the scammers in the Catholic Church
    He reminds me of the Maharishi, another ‘spiritual’ leader who preferred to travel in a Rolls-Royce.

  5. Broga says:

    A face to make the skin crawl. Is there any limit to the number of Americans so brain washed that they will give their dollars to odious creeps like Copeland?

    Sicko, infantile Trump has lost all credibility for himself and is sinking the USA. The power he wields was amassed by others. He seems intent on using it to boost his inferiority and attract the admiration of the dregs of USA society.

  6. barriejohn says:

    “So anyway, I wanted to make that clear so the devil can’t lie to you and say, ‘See them there preachers spending all that money, just fat cats riding around.’ No, we’re not; we’re in business,” Mr. Copeland assured viewers. “We’re in soul business here. We got a dying world around us. We got a dying nation around us and we can’t even get there on an airline.”

    Alternatively, as God is everywhere, they could just save themselves a lot of money and trouble by staying at home and praying for everybody. Did that not occur to them?

  7. StephenJP says:

    “God wants Christians to be rich”. But only a few of them, it seems. Isn’t it strange that most Christians, especially the poor ones, are expected to get access to the Promised Land by giving up a large proportion of their hard-won resources, while just a few of them are assumed to have won automatic access by virtue of the wealth they have accumulated?

    Do these preachers never read their flocks the parable of the rich man, the camel and the eye of the needle? That question answers itself. The real question is why so many of the flock let themselves be taken in.

  8. barriejohn says:

    Copeland is completely bonkers. Some of this is worth watching. According to his equally nutty wife, he and Pat Boone “rebuked the weather” one day – as you would!

    https://youtu.be/g68vouUaA9E

    If he’s “an avid pilot”, how does that tie in with his need to be constantly in prayer?

  9. AgentCormac says:

    And today Trump has also claimed that Steve Bannon, his one-time strategist, has ‘lost his mind’.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-42560520

    Trump is a deluded bloody idiot who will one minute pour praise on anyone he thinks is useful to his cause (remember the quote about there being ‘some very fine people’ taking part in the neo-nazi, white supremacist rally in Charlottesville?), and in the blink of an eye will pour scorn on anybody, former allies and confidants included, whom he perceives as being disloyal. Just wait until the evangelist rats start deserting the sinking ship – they too will be demonised in an instant.

  10. AgentCormac says:

    BTW I would urge you all to consider buying this book:
    https://www.amazon.com/Trump-cking-Crazy-This-Joke/dp/0525533869

  11. barriejohn says:

    This as well:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-42559436

    “Ivanka Trump’s presidential ambitions” is enough to send shivers down your spine. They have the money!

  12. Italian Scallion says:

    I can’t understand how people can be so stupid as to believe anything these televangelists say. Every one of them cannot be trusted. They are all muti millionaires who enjoy the good life as long as the idiots keep sending them money. Just seeing pictures of them turns my stomach. Hang them and hang them high.

  13. Broga says:

    AgentCormac: Thanks for the tip on the book. In the UK Trump would meet the criteria for sectioning under the Mental Health Act: a danger to himself or other people. He is a danger to millions. Why is he not locked up? He also seems paranoid and so self obsessed and insecure and his need to defend himself is so extreme that he is mentally unstable. The creepy Farage admires him.

  14. barriejohn says:

    The Jolly Orange Giant is now heaping praise upon the Mormon bigot Monson, who led opposition to gay marriage in California (at enormous financial cost, of course):

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/01/03/trump-hails-compassion-of-mormon-prophet-who-fought-to-ban-gay-marriage/

    Follow the link to the obsequious YouTube video (click on photo). Where the hell did he get those teeth?