One of the headlines yesterday: Brooklyn pastor says he and his wife were robbed of more than $1 million in jewelry during an online ceremony.
My honest reaction to it: I hope it was Robin Hood and the money will be given to the poor.
I don’t want to be mean (or meaner than usual) but I can’t help but wonder how a servant of god got that kind of money.
Police say they received a report that three people entered the Leaders of Tomorrow church Sunday with firearms and removed the jewelry pastor Lamor Miller-Whitehead, who goes by Bishop, and his wife was wearing.
Is it ok to swear on Tuesdays? What the fudge! They are walking in the shoes of the fisherman (or should) and are wearing jewelry in the amount of $1 Million dollars? He calls himself “Bishop”. Did he drop a large diamond, slipped on it, and hit his head?
Nobody should be the victim of armed robbery or should be held at gunpoint, so that’s where the joking ends. I am glad nobody was hurt. Still, I am disgusted not just about the crime, but about the amount of money these “holy” men take from their congregation.
35 years, after a long steep climb inside, I stood at the top of the St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome (Vatican) and enjoyed the view over the city. I noticed the tennis court in the Vatican, the expensive cars, the pomp, and the waste. How can you preach but not live by your own rules?
Two hours later I almost got arrested when I took pictures in the Vatican museum, in an area where they don’t like pictures to be taken. Somehow I must have not noticed the red robe and the small barricade that was meant to hinder me from snooping around. I am tall, and I have long legs, it was a no-brainer.
The money they make pretending to have a secret connection to a god is stunning. The willingness of the believers is scary.
Why do people give their money to these hucksters? (Wake up sheep or you will be butchered.)
Did Jesus have $1 million of jewelry under his robe, too?
How is it that a servant of God has a million bling on a person? Perhaps another indication that it’s time to end the tax exemption for religion.
Surely a man of God should be able to find better uses for $1 million. This seems pretty basic to me.
There is so much irony in this story, so much to learn from.
No matter how I toss and turn it in my head. I still root for Robin Hood!