Wednesday, August 19, 2015

What TV Preachers Really Do With Your Money

John Oliver raised awareness on an issue that we already knew about but we didn’t understand the severity of. Televangelists are ripping people off and they are getting away with it. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian (The Point) hosts of The Young Turks discuss.

Watch the John Oliver video Televangelists (HBO)

"On his award-worthy HBO program Last Week Tonight, John Oliver revels in exposing hypocrisy, from the compromised snake oil salesman Dr. Oz to “thin-skinned” megalomaniac Donald Trump. Sunday night’s edition saw the intrepid British satirist target America’s shady fraternity of televangelists bleeding their brainwashed acolytes dry.

“This is about the churches that exploit people’s faith for monetary gain,” Oliver announced.

Yes, in 2015, televangelism is still thriving in America. Back in March, The Daily Beast reported on Creflo Dollar, a pastor who’d thoroughly convinced his loyal congregation that God wanted him to own a $65 million private jet, and wanted them to foot the bill."

Read more here: John Oliver Exposes Shady Televangelists Fleecing Americans For Millions

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