Nearly a month after creating Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption church as a way to exploit faith-based fraud, and after asking for more money via a wonderful personal letter, John Oliver has decided to shut it down for good.
The reason? In addition to the tens of thousands of dollars in seed money (mostly in singles), he also received multiple jars of sperm. And that’s disgusting.
According to the letter now on the church’s website:
We thank you for all your kind donations, but I’m sorry to report that we have closed down the church. And let me take a moment to explain why — it’s certainly not because we have to.
We have still, miraculously, not broken any laws by promising you untold riches in return for sending us money. We’re also not closing down because you all kept sending us actual seeds, even though we explicitly told you not to. We’re closing because multiple people sent us sperm through the mail. And when someone sends you jizz through the mail, it’s time to stop whatever you’re doing.
So we are shutting this s**t down. Praise be!
All the money donated to the church will be given to Doctors Without Borders (as the fine print always stated).
Maybe the Megareverend has started a trend. Maybe all those other money-grubbing Christian pastors will shut down their operations and donate their money to charity, too!
… or maybe Oliver’s the only “prosperity gospel” preacher with a conscience.
*sigh* The bit had to end sometime, I guess.
***Update***: There’s video here: