Besides a cash gift, there are many creative giving options:
>Clearly he enjoys it, and clearly he's supporting rather than critiquing the traditional teaching.
Is it really possible to say "you can't receive a blessing from God without giving me a check first" without being, on some level, fraudulent?
I think the distinction is that some people have fairly faulty bullshit detectors.
"News 8 discovered the jet parked in a hangar at Alliance Airport north of Fort Worth, tucked away where only a select few can see it.
Those who hear him preach every Sunday have never been told about the aircraft.
'The staff members are told that there is no plane, and several staff members who have actually been on the plane have denied that there is a plane,' said the former employee source.
... But it's not just the jet and the international travel the Young keeps out of sight.
News 8 has also learned that Young's 10,000 square foot, $1.5 million estate on Lake Grapevine is not listed on the tax rolls in his name, but rather in the name of 'Palometa Revocable Trust.'
Records show that Young was paid $240,000 a year as a parsonage allowance; that's in addition what sources say is a $1 million yearly pastor's salary.
... News 8 has also learned that in 2007, Young sold the intellectual property of Fellowship Church's marketing Web site, CreativePastors. He also sold the church's membership mailing list to a newly-formed, for-profit company called EY Publishing."
"[Ole] Anthony says he and his Trinity Foundation investigative team have been monitoring Ed Young for the past three years. He believes Young has fallen into the same trap as many other televangelists he has investigated over the years."*
"Young's condo is located in a new high-rise building in Coconut Grove, Miami, which is gated and off-limits to the public. His 2,600 square foot unit was purchased in 2007 for $1.1 million.
From his 16th floor front balcony, the Youngs enjoy a spectacular view of the Dinner Key Marina, the largest marina in Florida."*
So the amount available to preach to the masses and do good works must be fantastic, right?
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