A Texas pastor is being accused of “blasphemy” after he sent out a fundraising plea promising that God would give a new car in “52 days or 52 weeks” to anyone who chipped in $52 to fix his helicopter.
“Do you need better transportation?” New Light Church Bishop Ira V. Hilliard asks in a letter obtained by The Smoking Section. “Do you have a dream vehicle or luxury automobile you long to purchase?”
“We have an urgent transportation need that the Lord said can be an opportunity for you to see His favor and His wisdom released to help you,” he continues. “Scripture teaches when you give to a Kingdom need God will raise up someone to use their power, their ability and their influence to help you.”
Question #1 What the What?!
Question #2 Why does a church need a helicopter?Answer Question
Answer by LostSoul88 at 5:10 PM on Jun. 19, 2013
Answer by NotPanicking at 5:13 PM on Jun. 19, 2013
#1: I have no idea.
#2: I don't know, but out of the aircraft it owns he is opting to ask for $ for repairs to the least expensive of the fleet:
Aviation experts estimated the value of the church’s helicopter at $1 million. New Light also owns a Hawker jet valued at $2 million and an aviation hangar valued at $3 million.
Answer by QuinnMae at 5:15 PM on Jun. 19, 2013
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