Televangelist Kenneth Copeland, who said earlier this week that God told him the coronavirus would “be over much sooner than you think,” wants you to know that he feels your pain if you’ve lost your job because of the virus.
But also, you really need to keep giving money to your favorite ministry. (Did you think unemployment meant deferring what you owe the church? C’mon now…)
Multi-millionaire televangelist Kenneth Copeland tells viewers that even if they lose their jobs because of the coronavirus outbreak, they must continue giving to the church: "Whatever you do right now, don't you stop tithing!" pic.twitter.com/Xp154Fm1rn
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) March 19, 2020
Fear of this coronavirus is faith in its ability to hurt you or kill you. The fear of “What are we gonna do? I’m getting laid off at work!”
Hey! Your job’s not your source. If it is, you’re in trouble. Jesus is your source! Whatever you do right now, don’t you stop tithing! Don’t you stop sowing offerings.
“Well, they won’t let us go to church!”
Well, email it in, then! Text together. Something. But you get your tithe in that church if you have to go take it down there and drop it off… stick it under the door or something. You get that tithe in that church, you get that offering in that church, and then you go home and do what you’re supposed to do.
Naturally, Copeland has a ministry of his own, so no doubt this is a selfish request rather than some magnanimous gesture for Christianity at large.
Remember: This is a guy who said he couldn’t fly in a regular plane because it’s a “long tube with a bunch of demons.” Now, more than ever, he must be thinking about his private jet.
And if that means bilking his suffering donors in a time of global crisis, who cares? All he has to do is invoke Jesus and there are people gullible enough to keep sending him cash.
(via Right Wing Watch)