On Last Week Tonight this week, John Oliver lampooned several modern televangelists for their outright fraud and theft of money from poor and desperate people.
Now, Oliver may have made history in being the ONLY Televangelist franchise that will actually take the money it makes and put it towards a good cause.
Oliver legally created a televangelist ministry, and then converted it into a real charity.
In a statement made on the website for Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption, Oliver has outlined the plan for this new ministry.
Our Lady Of Perpetual Exemption will not be able to accept donations from Church supporters from the states of Mississippi, Nevada, Pennsylvania, or South Carolina. We apologize for any inconvenience. Our lady of Perpetual Exemption may choose to wind down and dissolve in the near future.
Upon dissolution, any assets belonging to the Church at that time will be distributed to Doctors Without Borders, a non-profit charitable organization that is tax-exempt under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (EIN: 13-3433452) and which provides emergency medical aid in places where it is needed most.
Oliver clearly is doing more Christ-like work than 99% of the other televangelists currently fleecing the public on TV every week, in order to pay no taxes and by themselves personal jets, mansions, and pay for luxurious vacations. I am sure that this is exactly what God intended when he said, “Blessed are the poor.”
Again, let me stress this is a REAL charity that will do REAL good in the world. It is worth considering donating to the very first ever Televangelist church that will actually help people. The information to donate can be found HERE.
Below is a clip of the video that started this all.
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