Unbelievable: Atlanta ‘prosperity gospel’ Pastor Wants Congregation To Buy Him a New $65M Jet

Today in unbelievable. Because Jesus:

The Atlanta “prosperity gospel” minister and megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar is attempting to crowd fund himself a $65 million Gulfstream G650 private jet.

Kirsten West Savali at The Root reported Friday morning that Dollar — who was arrested for assaulting his then-15-year-old daughter in 2012 — was flying in his old private jet when its engine lost power, prompting him to scrap it for a newer, top-of-the-line model.

Dollar is the pastor of World Changers Church, International, a sprawling megachurch complex located in the hard-bitten south Atlanta suburb College Park. The pastor and his family, however, live in a $2.5 million mansion in tony Sandy Springs.

Dollar — whose estimated worth is somewhere around $27 million — is one the top proponents of so-called “prosperity gospel,” which preaches that God rewards the righteous in this life with affluence, which His chosen children have an obligation to flaunt as a show of how richly the Lord has blessed them.

On Dollar’s website, he said, “We are asking members, partners, and supporters of this ministry to assist in the undertaking of an initiative called Project G650. The mission of Project G650 is to acquire a Gulfstream G650 airplane so that Pastors Creflo and Taffi and World Changers Church International can continue to blanket the globe with the Gospel of grace. We are believing for 200,000 people to give contributions of 300 US dollars or more to turn this dream into a reality—and allow us to retire the aircraft that served us well for many years.”

The Root’s Savali pointed out that Dollar’s reported $27 million net worth is “200 times more than the $29,640 average annual income in College Park, Georgia where he holds court.”

“Dollar would rather press people living below the federal poverty line—people with no jobs, no insurance, no healthcare, and, in some cases, no homes—into funding his luxurious travel?” she wrote.

She concluded, “It’s just pathetic that during a time of such unrest and uprising in black America — when food safety is non-existent, public education is dismal and the bodies of our children are piling up while politicians wave for the cameras — Dollar is busy scheming. Instead of putting millions into the community, he’s pulling millions out of it just so he can fly above it all and tell his congregation to say ‘praise the Lord’ while he does. And there is nothing holy about that.”

via Atlanta ‘prosperity gospel’ pastor calls on congregation to buy him a new $65 million jet.

Elton John Blasts Georgia’s Anti-LGBT

DanNation:

These ‘license to discriminate’ bills scare the bejeezus out of me.

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Oklahoma: F*ck You Gays – Noone Can Get Married!

Oklahoma hates LGBTs so much, it is willing to screw over straight couples in the process:

The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a bill yesterday that would stop the state from issuing marriage licenses altogether rather than allow same-gender couples to obtain them, Tulsa World reports:

Oklahoma would stop issuing marriage licenses under legislation passed Tuesday afternoon by the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

House Bill 1125, by Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, would instead require those officiating marriage ceremonies to file after-the-fact “certificates of marriage” with court clerks’ offices. Alternatively, couples could file affidavits of common law marriage.

Russ said his bill is intended to “protect” county court clerks who do not want to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. “This takes them out of the trap,” he said.

In other words, Russ wants to create a loophole so that anti-LGBT public servants wouldn’t have to fulfill their duties if those duties include serving LGBT people. Same-sex couples have been able to legally marry in Oklahoma since October 2014, when the Supreme Court allowed a pro-marriage equality ruling from the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to stand.

via Oklahoma House Votes to Stop All Marriages Because Gays | The Bilerico Project.

Watch: Michael Urie and Randy Harrison Couple Up in ‘Such Good People’

This looks promising (or stupid)? Gay films are always so hit-or-miss.

Breaking Glass Pictures is releasing 'Such Good People' on DVD and VOD on April 14, 2015. The film is a gay screwball comedy starring Michael Urie (“Ugly Betty”), Randy Harrison (“Queer as Folk”), Scott Wolf (“Party of Five”), Ana Ortiz (“Ugly Betty,” “Devious Maids”) and Lance Bass (N'Sync).

Is it me or does Randy look exactly the same as he did during 'Queer as Folk'?

The plot centers on a young gay couple who discover a secret room filled with cash while house-sitting for rich friends who die while out of the country.

The film has screened at Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Film Out San Diego, Out Twin Cities Film Festival, and Portland Lesbian & Gay Film Festival.

Such Good People will be available on the following VOD platforms: All cable providers, iTunes, Amazon Instant, Vudu, Blockbuster, Google Play, Xbox, and PlayStation.

Will you check it out? Watch the trailer below…

 

 

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