Schuller’s chutzpah

Robert Schuller is of these typical televangelists, a servant of god who managed to persuade enough suckers to fund his high lifestyle and build his vanity project, the Crystal Cathedral. The church has fallen on hard times and filed for bankruptcy and court documents allege that Schuller family raided the endowment to the tune of $10 million.

But that has not stopped the greed of Schuller. Recently his wife fell ill with pneumonia and he asked the congregation to provide meals. Why someone with all his money needs food donations at all is unclear but what has outraged some members is the extraordinary sense of entitlement embedded in the request. The Schullers asked “that the meals be low in sodium and include items such as fruit, meats, soup and egg dishes such as quiches” and that the meals be dropped off in the cathedral’s tower lobby at 4:30 pm each day so the Schuller’s limo driver could pick them up and take to their home.

Presumably this arrangement was so that the Schullers are not disturbed by the riff-raff actually coming to their home. I don’t know why this would be a problem, since his butler could have sent the people around to the servant’s entrance where the footmen or the kitchen maids could have accepted the food donations and checked to see if they met their standards.

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