I know many black folks are looking for spiritual salvation: many of us are praying for a messiah to deliver us from the shackles of Western domination, poverty and deprivation. In this quest we turn to spiritual guides to provide tutelage and inspiration.
I get that.
But, yet in still, while a rose is a rose by any other name; a Creflo Dollar is a Klepto dollar by any other name. Real talk: I can not envision giving my hard earned dollars to a so-called minister named Rev. Dollar -- ain't gonna happen. My god -- pun intended -- to his credit, this man makes no bones telling you what he is really about -- your dollars. He even looks shiesty (as they say in the hood) and shady: matter of fact, he looks more honest in his mug shot than he does in his profile shot.
What man, while claiming to do god's work, would change his name to dollar? He is making a mockery out of Christianity and the church. And get this, his mega church has over 30,000 members. Yep 30,000 folks giving their dollars to Dollar.
Prosperity ministry 101: Here's how it is done.
It begins with poor, spiritual hungry, disillusioned and desperate souls searching for their pie-in-the-sky. Enter one jack-legged, smooth, charsimatic minister who knows how to pimp the word. His bait: god wants you to live in abundance -- by this he means, I want you to finance my luxurious lifestyle. Via his upbeat sermons, the flock, following the metaphysics of the prosperity message, begins to invite more success into their lives (something they could achieve without Rev. Trick Daddy). Consequently, the flock attribute their success to Rev and devote their lives to making him very rich.