The millionaire mega-pastor. The evangelist with the Gulfstream jet. The charismatic minister receiving "favors" from an adoring member of the flock. The houses. The toys. The tax-exempt paychecks. These are touted as God's blessings from on high.
But would a just god truly advocate the lavish lives of religious rock stars swimming in money, clothes, cars, adoration and power? And why do so many mega-ministers wind up in a torrent of controversy and scandal?
Are opportunists merely cashing in on the public's need to believe?
We look at the phenomenon of the millionare minister, and the (literal) business of selling God to the masses.