Rod Parsley’s big ‘ask': ‘Will you help me take back what the devil stole?’
This might be a nominee for the best fundie plea for cash this year. Talibangelist political operative is dealing from the bottom of the deck to ensure his wallet stays plump. This is an epic shameless begging for buxxx in the vein of the late Oral Roberts. (Columbus Dispatch via Right Wing Watch):
The Rev. Rod Parsley, megapastor and televangelist, has issued a desperate plea for money, telling his flock that he is facing a “demonically inspired financial attack” that is threatening his ministry.
Parsley is asking for donations by Dec. 31, calling that date an “unavoidable deadline” during an episode of Breakthrough posted yesterday on www.rodparsley.com. Breakthrough is Parsley’s television show.A message titled “Crisis — Urgent” on the Web site says ministries such as Breakthrough and World Harvest Bible College are “in jeopardy.”
The headline of the appeal for donations reads: “Will you help me take back what the devil stole?“
Why is thy Rod in dire financial straits? Um…maybe it was that little lawsuit…
This year, the church settled for $3.1 million with a family whose son was spanked at its day-care center in 2006, to the point his buttocks and legs were covered with welts and abrasions.
The boy, then 2, said he was spanked with a “knife” by a substitute teacher. His parents, Michael and Lacey Faieta, believe it was a ruler. The Faietas said the payment was made this year. During yesterday’s Breakthrough broadcast, Parsley referred to a $3 million check he had to write from the ministry.
Oh, the humanity! Rod explains…