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Pat Robertson advises elderly woman: Reverse mortgage is ‘good deal’ to help pay ‘700 Club’ dues

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TV preacher Pat Robertson on Tuesday advised a senior citizen who was a paying member of his 700 Club teleministry that a reverse mortgage was a “good deal” if she was having trouble making ends meet.

“I have been a 700 Club partner for many years,” a woman named Maria explained in an email. “I am 67 years old and still working because retirement money does not cover our basic expenses.”

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“I was thinking about a reverse mortgage but have my doubts,” Maria wrote. “What do you think?”

Robertson pointed out that a reverse mortgage prevented the bank from taking “your house away from you as long as you are alive and living.”

“You don’t have to pay it off, but somebody has to pay it off, namely the United States taxpayer,” Robertson continued. “So, it’s not a good deal for the taxpayers, but for most people it’s a pretty good deal.”

The televangelist recommended that Maria speak to a financial adviser, but added that “it could be a good deal for you.”

Becoming a 700 Club partner starts at $240 a year for a basic membership. A Chairman’s Circle membership runs $10,000 a year.

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‘That is not her Bible’: Kellyanne Conway attacks bishop who criticized Trump photo op

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White House adviser Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday lashed out at Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington over criticism of President Donald Trump's photo op at St. John's Episcopal Church.

Buddle had issued a statement condemning the president's actions after active duty military cleared the streets of protesters so that he could have his picture taken in front of the church.

“He took the symbols sacred to our tradition and stood in front of a house of prayer in full expectation that would be a celebratory moment," she said.

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Fox reporter gets earful over looting question: ‘Your ancestors profited off me and that’s repercussions’

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A reporter for Fox affiliate KTTV in Los Angeles got an earful from Santa Monica residents after he asked why protesters were so upset following the police killing of George Floyd.

After apparent looting in Santa Monica on Sunday, reporter Phil Shuman asked a bystander to explain the unrest.

"It's just collective anger," the man said.

"Collective anger at what?" Shuman wondered.

"You already know," the bystander replied. "At the injustices that's been happening. Look, cops are killing people. They are breaking the rules."

"Well, one cop is accused of killing one person," Shuman interrupted.

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C-SPAN caller chews out Christian ‘opportunist’ Ralph Reed after he praises Trump’s Bible photo op

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Former Republican Rep. Ralph Reed, a leader in the conservative Christian movement, on Tuesday defended President Donald Trump's decision to attack peaceful protesters so that he could hold a photo op with a Bible at St. John's Church.

"As an American, I was glad that he went there," Reed told C-SPAN's Washington Journal. "It was symbolic but that's important. The things that he does with the bully pulpit of his office conveys a message and the message was, I believe, we' re not going to allow our country to be run over by rioters and looters and terrorists."

"The president has a responsibility and takes the oath of office with his hand on a Bible to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States," he added.

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