Monday, November 12, 2007

Unruly Spending

A New York Times article talks about the Senate investigation on the ministry spending of churches, targeting a few individuals in particular. Bishop Eddie Long is one of these people who are currently under fire. He refuses to produce records of their financial spending, calling the investigation "unjust".

I believe that this investigation is absolutely legitimate and necessary in order to keep track of what the ministries' money is going towards and to see if their tax breaks are really being abused. It is clear, to me, that these figures are taking advantage of their position, and they believe that they deserve all of the lavish things they spend their money on because they preach the word of God. If they were really as religious and God-loving as they proclaim, then they would alternatively be putting these large amounts of money toward charities or non profit organizations in need.

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