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November 14, 2011

Schuller's chutzpah

Robert Schuller is of these typical televangelists, a servant of god who managed to persuade enough suckers to fund his high lifestyle and build his vanity project, the Crystal Cathedral. The church has fallen on hard times and filed for bankruptcy and court documents allege that Schuller family raided the endowment to the tune of $10 million.

But that has not stopped the greed of Schuller. Recently his wife fell ill with pneumonia and he asked the congregation to provide meals. Why someone with all his money needs food donations at all is unclear but what has outraged some members is the extraordinary sense of entitlement embedded in the request. The Schullers asked "that the meals be low in sodium and include items such as fruit, meats, soup and egg dishes such as quiches" and that the meals be dropped off in the cathedral's tower lobby at 4:30 pm each day so the Schuller's limo driver could pick them up and take to their home.

Presumably this arrangement was so that the Schullers are not disturbed by the riff-raff actually coming to their home. I don't know why this would be a problem, since his butler could have sent the people around to the servant's entrance where the footmen or the kitchen maids could have accepted the food donations and checked to see if they met their standards.

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It sounds to me as if this was a move to leave the impression that the Schuller's are "common people," dependent upon the good will of their practitioners. It wouldn't surprise me, however, if once delivered, these meals found their way to the family dog dish.

Posted by Norm on November 14, 2011 02:32 PM

Remember what happened in England, in September 2010? The so-called "royal family" asked for money to be redirected from heating the homes of the poor to instead heat Buckingham Palace.

The Schullers' actions reek of the same sort of arrogance and hubris, that others are there to serve and provide to those who already have so much...especially when most of what they have is illgotten gains to begin with.

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Posted by P Smith on November 14, 2011 05:28 PM

until now i can't understand why there are people who became rich by using people's faith.

Posted by Rena Graham on November 15, 2011 02:44 AM

its pathetic! however, this is how life goes right?

Posted by Andrew Kim on November 16, 2011 04:37 AM