Detroit megachurch prays over SUVs at the altar for industry bailout
WTF? If God cannot answer the call of those in more desperate straits, then these folks worshipping at the altar of Big Auto are in for a sore disappointment. Don’t expect any humility from the execs when they screw over the worker to save their own hides.
With sport-utility vehicles at the altar and auto workers in the pews, one of Detroit’s largest churches on Sunday offered up prayers for Congress to bail out the struggling auto industry.
“We have never seen as midnight an hour as we face this week,” the Rev. Charles Ellis told several thousand congregants at a rousing service at Detroit’s Greater Grace Temple. “This week, lives are hanging above an abyss of uncertainty as both houses of Congress decide whether to extend a helping hand.”
Local car dealerships donated three hybrid SUVs to be displayed during the service, one from each of the Big Three. A Ford Escape, Chevy Tahoe from GM and a Chrysler Aspen were parked just in front of the choir and behind the pulpit.
The ministers’ plan is to fast and pray for the industry.