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(AP News)   Megachurch pastor convicted for fraud scheme, rather creepy smile (pic in link)   (apnews.com) divider line
    More: Creepy, George W. Bush, Kirbyjon Caldwell, Kirbyjon H. Caldwell, Barack Obama, President of the United States, United Methodist Church, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, United States  
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2021-01-17 7:31:19 AM  
20 votes:
Caldwell, who in March pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, was the senior pastor of Houston's Windsor Village United Methodist Church, which has about 14,000 members.

That's only 14 kilochurch.
 
2021-01-17 7:56:03 AM  
19 votes:

evilsofa: That's low on the list of creepy megachurch pastor smiles. See any picture of Joel Osteen. And then there's Kenneth Copeland:

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2021-01-17 7:48:20 AM  
10 votes:

evilsofa: That's low on the list of creepy megachurch pastor smiles. See any picture of Joel Osteen. And then there's Kenneth Copeland:

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Those photos look like a sea creature trying to catch krill.
 
2021-01-17 9:19:48 AM  
6 votes:
I have zip to do with religion but I truly wish hell existed just because of megachurch pastors. Also if it does I really hoping jerking off isn't a deal breaker for heaven, I think I'm alright otherwise.
 
2021-01-17 8:14:09 AM  
6 votes:
My wife's pastor biatches and moans constantly about how expensive jet fuel is and to make sure we select his transportation costs in the tithing app.  They have an ATM in the massive lobby.   My profile pic will give you an idea what kind of church it is.
 
2021-01-17 8:01:09 AM  
6 votes:
> spiritual adviser to two U.S. presidents
 
2021-01-17 7:37:36 AM  
5 votes:
Please let it be Osteen,
Please let it be Osteen,
Please let it be Osteen.

Darn.  Maybe next time.
 
2021-01-17 10:57:43 AM  
3 votes:

evilsofa: That's low on the list of creepy megachurch pastor smiles. See any picture of Joel Osteen. And then there's Kenneth Copeland:

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He looks like the guy in every Mummy movie just before the insects start flying out of his mouth.
 
2021-01-17 8:04:43 AM  
3 votes:

Gulper Eel: > spiritual adviser to two U.S. presidents


Bush and Obama...
 
2021-01-17 7:39:39 AM  
3 votes:
That's low on the list of creepy megachurch pastor smiles. See any picture of Joel Osteen. And then there's Kenneth Copeland:

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2021-01-17 7:25:32 AM  
3 votes:
Caldwell has a master's degree from the Wharton School of Business

Hmm, so it's a grifter factory.
 
2021-01-17 7:21:18 AM  
3 votes:
If he'd been white, it would have been probation.
 
2021-01-17 9:37:34 AM  
2 votes:

fzumrk: evilsofa: That's low on the list of creepy megachurch pastor smiles. See any picture of Joel Osteen. And then there's Kenneth Copeland:

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When the lies hit your eyes like a big pizza pie
That's a moray.
 
2021-01-17 9:20:18 AM  
2 votes:
Too bad for the Fark liberal hivemind that Saint Obama was included in his clientele
 
2021-01-17 9:10:34 AM  
2 votes:
Demonizing the Muslim Christian-American community is not only counter to our values-it plays right into the hands of the Muslim Christian terrorists and ISIS the KKK.
 
2021-01-17 7:57:14 AM  
2 votes:
Of course it's the black guy who gets sents to jail for it.  Thousands of white guys do the same thing and don't get sent to jail.
 
2021-01-17 1:28:55 PM  
1 vote:
After his prison term he might be getting too old to preach

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2021-01-17 1:01:00 PM  
1 vote:

Gooch: Too bad for the Fark liberal hivemind that Saint Obama was included in his clientele


After 4 years of literal Trump worship, conservatives are still stuck on the Obama is the Messiah talking point. It's like you have no self-awareness.
 
2021-01-17 11:36:30 AM  
1 vote:
Biggest fraud scheme?  Oh you mean organized religion?
 
2021-01-17 10:47:50 AM  
1 vote:
Genesis - Jesus He Knows Me (Official Music Video)
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2021-01-17 10:20:08 AM  
1 vote:
Also:

Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness!'  -Matthew 7:23

Rest assured that these mega-church bastards are in for a rude awakening when it's time to meet their maker.
 
2021-01-17 10:15:53 AM  
1 vote:

KonaDude: I have zip to do with religion but I truly wish hell existed just because of megachurch pastors. Also if it does I really hoping jerking off isn't a deal breaker for heaven, I think I'm alright otherwise.


Having read the Bible cover-to-cover and having had the Bible as half of my double-major in college (along with Accounting), I can tell you that there is nothing in the Bible that says that cleaning the pipes is wrong. The act of whacking off is not addressed at all, otherwise I'd be in serious trouble.  ;)
 
2021-01-17 9:57:50 AM  
1 vote:

Snarfangel: fzumrk: evilsofa: That's low on the list of creepy megachurch pastor smiles. See any picture of Joel Osteen. And then there's Kenneth Copeland:

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When the lies hit your eyes like a big pizza pie
That's a moray.


When you're swimming in the sea and an eel bites your knee
That's a moray
 
2021-01-17 9:39:18 AM  
1 vote:

Lurk Who's Talking: Tax churches investments, property not used specifically for worship (square footage of sanctuary), income not from donations.

Churches (Catholic, LDS, & sometimes little storefronts) often have major portfolios of businesses, apartment blocks, strip malls, etc. The massive homes of the pastors are not on the tax rolls, and neither are any of these, depriving communities of tax income needed for schools, hospitals, ... Charities like churches take money from programs for the poor. Tax 'em!


While I realize that burning churches, in the US at least, is historically a method to intimidate and harm black people, I nevertheless approve of the general concept.
 
2021-01-17 8:36:31 AM  
1 vote:
Caldwell has a master's degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and had worked in the financial industry.

Ah, left the financial industry to go where the big bucks are.
 
2021-01-17 8:12:05 AM  
1 vote:

talkertopc: "We're very disappointed that Mr. Caldwell's contributions to society and his extraordinary efforts to make every victim whole resulted in a sentence that is disappointing," LeBlanc said.

Giving the victims their own money back because he got caught does not make him a good man. Maybe someone should investigate this LeBlanc's finance.


Most large churches have liability policies to cover this problem, hence how the church was able to make everyone whole.

Any time you subject people to a large, often unregulated revenue stream there is a  temptation of skimming.

Taxation of the organization, while worth pursuing, will not solve basic human greed.
 
2021-01-17 8:07:50 AM  
1 vote:

12349876: Of course it's the black guy who gets sents to jail for it.  Thousands of white guys do the same thing and don't get sent to jail.


Robert Tilton is proof of this comment.
 
2021-01-17 7:52:29 AM  
1 vote:
100 bucks Worth of cocaine decades in prison. Steal millions get six years.
WTF?
 
2021-01-17 7:28:54 AM  
1 vote:
Its not the Wharton trained con artist we wanted to see sent to prison most, but it's a start.
 
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