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| Tue May 29 09:04:23|
Louisiana televangelist seeks donations for $54M private jet: report
By Bradford Betz | Fox News
A Louisiana-based televangelist is asking his followers to donate money for a $54 million jet that can “go anywhere in the world in one stop,” The Times-Picayune reported.
Jesse Duplantis, 68, a Christian minister based in Destrehan, about 25 miles east of New Orleans, says his ministry has paid cash for three private jets.
“You know I’ve owned three different jets in my life and used them and used them and just burning them up for the Lord,” Duplantis says in a video posted to his ministries’ website.
Duplantis is now reportedly seeking the funds for a Dassault Falcon 7X, worth $54 million.
The problem with the previous jets, he says, is that they require multiple stops to refuel. But flying the Falcon 7X, Duplantis says, will allow him to save money and not pay “those exorbitant prices with jet fuel all over the world.”
“I really believe that if Jesus was physically on the earth today, he wouldn’t be riding a donkey,” Duplantis says in the video, “He’d be in an airplane preaching the gospel all over the world.”
Duplantis’ video comes after another televangelist, Kenneth Copeland in Texas, purchased the Gulfstream V jet for $36 million.
Both televangelists defended their use of private jets during a joint appearance on Copeland’s program, saying that commercial airlines are filled with “a bunch of demons” that get in the way of their busy schedules.
| Tue May 29 09:12:21|
Good luck with that.
Though I will not be surprised if he gets it.
| Tue May 29 09:35:20|
I think it's safe to say nobody here's gonna be splitting the atom, Marty.
| Tue May 29 12:27:41|
does it use less fuel? or is it just a bigger tank?
| Tue May 29 12:39:31|
He just doesnt get it. He's supposed to inspire others to do the lords work, not waste money that could be used to help the destitute.
| Wed May 30 10:58:35|
"He just doesnt get it. He's supposed to inspire others to do the lords work, not waste money that could be used to help the destitute."
You don't get it. These guys aren't preachers, they are conmen.
| Wed May 30 11:02:47|
"Good luck with that."
Never underestimate the stupidity of Christians. This guys followers have been convinced that Jesus wants them to be rich. You have to wonder what Bible they've been reading.
My favorite scam is when they promise that god will reward them financially several times over for their donations to their ministry. And people fall for it!
| Sun Jun 03 03:13:42|
”You have to wonder what Bible they've been reading.”
I doubt they have read the Bible. At the most they read headlines that are max 140 characters long. The rest they get from Jesse Duplantis.
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