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Crystal Cathedral's Rev. Robert Schuller Requests Meals for Wife, Congregation Outraged
IBT ^ | November 5, 2011 | Julia Greenberg

Posted on 11/22/2011 5:39:29 PM PST by Gamecock

An email sent out to the Crystal Cathedral's congregation requested meals for founder Robert Schuller's wife, Arvella, who is sick with pneumonia. Crystal Cathderal Ministries, a glass-walled Orange County church known for its "Hour of Power" broadcasts, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Oct. 18. The Schullers, church administrators, have come under fire after court documents revealed they may have taken nearly $10 million from the church's endowment funds.

The email sent by Pastor Jim Kok asked parishioners not to send cards, because church staff and the Schullers want to keep her illness "under the radar."

"However, they would appreciate meals over the next three to four weeks," the email states, reported The Orange County Register. "They are to be sent to the church in order to be transported to Arvella. The limo drivers could pick up the dinners or meet in the Tower Lobby around 4:30 p.m."

Many parishioners are outraged over the email considering the cathedral's bankruptcy and the Schuller's involvement.

"These are millionaires who have limos and chauffeurs," an outraged member, Bob Canfied, 73, told The Orange County Register. "Why in God's name would they want the congregants to deliver meals? It's ludicrous."


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KEYWORDS: crystalcathedral; mormonlds; schuller
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1 posted on 11/22/2011 5:39:35 PM PST by Gamecock
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To: DocRock; del4hope; Alex Murphy; Gamecock; Dr. Eckleburg; jude24; Ottofire; fishtank; ...
The YBPDLNPL is generally published infrequently, but based on the exploits of the megachurch pastors posts can spike for a period of time. If you would like on or off of this list please FReepmail me.


2 posted on 11/22/2011 5:41:13 PM PST by Gamecock (I am so thankful for [the] active obedience of Christ. No hope without it. JGM)
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To: Gamecock
Busy day at The Crystal Cathedral

Crystal Cathedral Prays For Miracle to Stop Sale

3 posted on 11/22/2011 5:43:11 PM PST by Gamecock (I am so thankful for [the] active obedience of Christ. No hope without it. JGM)
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To: Gamecock

November 5, 2011

rather old news that was posted back then.


4 posted on 11/22/2011 5:43:11 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Gamecock

LIMO DRIVERS????? OMG!!!


5 posted on 11/22/2011 5:44:16 PM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Gamecock
Now class, can you give an example of hutzpah?"

"....they would appreciate meals over the next three to four weeks," the email states, reported The Orange County Register. "They are to be sent to the church in order to be transported to Arvella. The limo drivers could pick up the dinners or meet in the Tower Lobby around 4:30 p.m."

6 posted on 11/22/2011 5:45:10 PM PST by Gamecock (I am so thankful for [the] active obedience of Christ. No hope without it. JGM)
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To: Gamecock

Send them lard.


7 posted on 11/22/2011 5:47:03 PM PST by almost done by half
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To: Gamecock

8 posted on 11/22/2011 5:50:39 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81; Gamecock

"Behold your new master - the Diocese of Orange!"
9 posted on 11/22/2011 5:55:31 PM PST by Alex Murphy (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2703506/posts?page=518#518)
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To: Gamecock

I’m embarrassed for them - how dreadful...


10 posted on 11/22/2011 6:05:19 PM PST by GOPJ ( Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans.... Will Rogers)
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To: Gamecock

Delivering meals is about service and ministering to someone who is sick, regardless of their wealth.


11 posted on 11/22/2011 6:10:31 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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I’m curious as to why. They’re millionaires, and they’re asking for mneals to be delivered by limo. I don’t think there’s anything to be embarrassed for. Surely they have a little money for food, and someone to cook it. If you’re going to be embarrassed, you should be embarrassed that they’re this brazen.


12 posted on 11/22/2011 6:11:11 PM PST by smalltownslick
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To: SandyInSeattle

True.

But in the strictest sense members are not “delivering meals.” They are dropping them off at the church. The Limo drivers are delivering the meals..


13 posted on 11/22/2011 6:13:47 PM PST by Gamecock (I am so thankful for [the] active obedience of Christ. No hope without it. JGM)
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To: Gamecock

Rick Warren, Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, Robert Schuller, Ted Haggard, Jimmy Swaggert... All these televangelists make me want to vomit.


14 posted on 11/22/2011 6:16:31 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: SandyInSeattle

“Delivering meals is about service and ministering to someone who is sick, regardless of their wealth.”

If somebody doesn’t get this, they tell a lot about their values.

It is not about money. It is about family, community, etc.


15 posted on 11/22/2011 6:17:51 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: Lancey Howard
"Rick Warren, Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, Robert Schuller, Ted Haggard, Jimmy Swaggert... All these televangelists make me want to vomit."

I think they've all done about as much damage to Christianity as the Left could ever do.....

Almost makes you wonder if they weren't intentional plants.

16 posted on 11/22/2011 6:23:29 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: truth_seeker
It is about family, community, etc.

Sure it is.

What type of family doesn't want the food delivered right to the door by other family, but by a third party?

Sounds to me that the Schullers aren't interested in family.

17 posted on 11/22/2011 6:27:07 PM PST by Gamecock (I am so thankful for [the] active obedience of Christ. No hope without it. JGM)
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To: Gamecock

Think positive, Bob!


18 posted on 11/22/2011 6:30:13 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (Expiate your inner liberal racist guilt, but use your brain: Vote CAIN in 2012!)
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To: KoRn; Lancey Howard

Curse the Reformation!


19 posted on 11/22/2011 6:30:19 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: smalltownslick
If you’re going to be embarrassed, you should be embarrassed that they’re this brazen.

That IS why I'm embarrassed for them. They so out of touch and narcissistic they think members should cook them meas and send them by limo? Gads - that's borderline sick.

20 posted on 11/22/2011 6:31:02 PM PST by GOPJ ( Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans.... Will Rogers)
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