You would think that Televangelists just prey on the poor white person, right? I found that they prey in every language and every nationality. Some of the American mega-pastors start their church branches in poor countries to siphon what little poor folk have in their change purses. The South Koreans and the Latinos are big into it, too.
Blame the rock bottom levels of desperation that drives good common people to seek out these modern day religious snake oil vendors. The car note is overdue for a family that lives in the middle of nowhere. Loved ones, especially children, need serious medical attention and have no where to look for this money needed for treatments. Mommy has to leave her pre-teen children alone at night to go play "wife" to a quite a few lonely truckers at the 76 Truck Stop ten miles away. Grown mature daughter has to sell her body to buy meds for her aging mother. How many blow the landlord for another month under a roof?
These religious parasites don't care how desperate a situation is, the game is the same, sow a seed and reap the "blessings." Ten years have passed since they've planted the seeds and still no bumper crop. You know what these evangelicals tell you? YOU don't have enough faith. YOU didn't water your seed with the life giving water of faith. What's the cure? Sow another seed in faith!
And the vicious cycle continues.
Even more sinister ways to squeeze a penny from the congregation:
Sometimes, the local church admin has nazi secretaries that send you "reminders," an actual bill that you owe for last month's tithes. If you want to send your kid to private school, you're not allowed because your behind on your tithes. You're not allowed to do anything or hold any office or position within the church until you are right financially with the church.
There are churches that shun members for not paying tithes and offerings. You're not allowed to speak to those shunned members. Children are not allowed to go to Sunday school if their parents don't pay tithes and offerings.
It's a bless your heart shake down by the pastor and the church admin. And be careful if your beauty catches the pastor's or an elder's attention. Remember Jim Bakker and Jimmy Swaggart?
This is really big in the South - pastors marrying 16 year olds w their parents' consent.
And God forbid you get sick! That means you're a member that doesn't earn or make a profit. They'll send their prayers and thoughts. They'll visit you once or twice and then forget you like a fart in the wind.
All for the love of money. I wonder how much is one of Paula White's "oral" services?
Trust me, money does weird stuff to people's minds.
PS: Did you know that Swaggart and Bakker are still practicing their snake charming AFTER being caught in adulterous affairs? Some people are just too stupid.