I watched Dr. Creflo Dollar on Larry King Live Friday night (Saturday afternoon for me). Dollar is the senior pastor of Money Changers International in Atlanta Georgia. It is always entertaining for me to watch a master pimp like Dollar operate. I hate to admit this, but Dollar is a slick, savvy businessman. It’s too bad that being slick and savvy aren’t very good traits for a pastor.
Dollar was immediately asked why his ministry didn’t comply with Senator Charles Grassley’s request for financial information. Dollar said he declined because he legally didn’t have to. He says the church is exempt from this kind of disclosure. He claims that the public shouldn’t be able to learn the financial details of his exempt church-or any church for that matter. Creflo then claimed he’s hiding nothing and he’d prefer to be subpoenaed.
Hmmmm. Not hiding anything, eh? Yeah, right. Here’s a guy who wants people to give him money yet doesn’t want to tell us all where the money really gets spent? He’s right that the public doesn’t have a right to know individual donors contributions, but Grassley didn’t ask him for that info. Anyone who reads the report about Creflo and Taffi Dollar can see this clearly.
Dollar’s ministry isn’t required to file a 990 like other tax exempt organizations. He claims his ministry is 100% compliant with the IRS. He claims protection under Act 6103. He states that he is following a principle by not complying. He also claims that he also isn’t morally obligated to comply either.
Excuse me, but shouldn’t any “Christian” organization want to be as transparent as possible? Shouldn’t any “Christian” organization want to be completely honest whether they are legally obligated or not? Dollar is confused when he states that his ministry isn’t morally obligated. They are and it’s a shame that Dollar doesn’t feel that way.
Creflo says the poor will be with you always. He claims that the inquiry has nothing to do with his lavish lifestyle yet the Grassley letter asks specific questions about his spending. He claims he gives millions to the poor, including buying “100’s of cars for people”. He says the church spends more money on others then the Dollars. He compared himself to an athlete or movie star. He cited proverbs 10 that the man of god will have many blessings and also many sorrows.
Creflo is really too much. If everything were on the up and up why not comply? Why tell people that the inquiry had nothing to do with his spending and lavish lifestyle when it has everything to do with said spending. Why not demonstrate for us how much actually is given to the poor as opposed to funding the Dollar’s lavish lifestyle?
Using an athlete or entertainer to justify Dollar’s vast wealth is ludicrous. Athletes and entertainers provide a service and give value for your hard earned dollar. Creflo Dollar provides a fleecing service that robs from the widows and the poor in order to financially gain. Hardly comparable but what can you expect from a thief like Clepto? Even Larry King saw through that bad analogy.
Since Dollar cited Proverbs Chapter 10, here’s some other food for thought found in that same chapter:
Proverbs 10:3 The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.
Proverbs 10:9 Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.
Proverbs 10:16 The wage of the righteous leads to life, the gain of the wicked to sin.
Proverbs 10:17 Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but hewho rejects reproof leads others astray.
I don’t think the above Scriptures are included in the Creflo DollarStudy Bible.
Finally, when asked if Dollar was really his last name he said “Yes”. He said he was happy his mother didn’t name him Creflo “One” Dollar.
Yep, that sums up Dr. Creflo Dollar. He isn’t happy with one dollar; he wants all the dollars so the Dollars can keep on living like royalty!