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« on: March 15, 2016, 10:03:07 pm »

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2016/03/15/3760287/donald-trump-prosperity-preaching/
Trump’s Pastor Friends Have One Thing In Common: They’re All Rich


 by Jack Jenkins Mar 15, 2016 11:59 am

When it comes to the religious realm, businessman and Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has a hard time finding friends.

Although he now boasts the endorsement of Liberty University president and influential conservative Christian Jerry Falwell Jr., several prominent members of the Religious Right have repeatedly disavowed his candidacy, such as when Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore said Trump represents “everything” evangelicals should stand against. Meanwhile, Trump has racked up an ever-growing list of rejections from non-evangelical religious groups: Pope Francis implied in February that the real estate mogul is “not Christian”; his own claimed Presbyterian denomination openly discussed revoking his membership last year; and when Trump argued that a meeting with black pastors constituted an endorsement in December, several attendees took to the press to make it clear that they were not, in fact, backing The Donald’s campaign for president.

But in the midst of this whirlwind of divine dismissals, there is one group of faithful that has consistently called Trump a friend, and vice-versa: preachers of the so-called “prosperity gospel.”

In its simplest form, the prosperity gospel is an American Christian movement that teaches followers they can become rich though the art of positive thinking — and, more importantly, cutting large checks to their church and pastor. The controversial theology has long been criticized by progressive and conservative Christian leaders alike, especially the spending habits it encourages among ministers who uphold it, such as when Creflo Dollar (his actual name) of College Park, Georgia, asked his constituents to help him buy a private jet.

But just like Trump’s unexpected rise to power within the GOP, prosperity preaching has proven inexplicably attractive: Lakewood Church, the congregation of megapastor and New York Times bestseller Joel Osteen, is now the largest church in the United States, filling seats in the retrofitted former home of the Houston Astros with as many as 40,000 worshippers every Sunday, all eager to hear the ostensibly lucrative message of the prosperity gospel.

The movement’s expansive influence is likely why Trump met with 40 prosperity gospel preachers and televangelists on the 26th floor of Trump Tower in September 2015. The meeting, which included prominent prosperity preachers such as Gloria and Kenneth Copeland, was blasted by Russell Moore as a gathering of “heretics,” but Trump won over the glitzy crowd anyway.

“I believe there’s a reason why Mr. Trump is making such an impact with such a broad range of constituents,” prosperity preacher Clarence McClendon, known for his stint on the reality television show Preachers of L.A., told CNN.

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