Maybe he can add a baptismal to give it credibility?

So, aside from his regular global telecasts, annual believers’ conventions and running his ministry from high atop a hill in North Texas, it seems Kenneth Copeland has been wheelin’ and dealin’ with his local government.

And that always makes for a salty headline when discussing a “mand of Gawd.”

According to the AP, the Tarrant County tax appraisal district has agreed to exempt the $3.3 million jet owned by Kenneth Copeland Ministries from property taxes. Get that? “Agreed” to do it. There was kissing up and shilling done under the table here.

Again, always good to hear when discussing a televangelist.

The Tarrant Appraisal District’s concession is at the heart of a settlement reached with the Newark-based television evangelist’s ministry last week. KTVT-TV of Fort Worth and Dallas reports the district also agreed to drop its requirement of salary information on the ministries’ directors.

See there? While little man here is in his staff meeting thanking God for his faithfulness, what lies at the heart of this matter is he had to rob Peter to pay Paul. How shady… and oh yeah, un-televangelistic like… is that?!

Essentially, Kenneth Copeland has been at the center of a vicious mudslinging federal investigation led by Sen. Charles Grassley where he wanted to know what was being used for God and how these six televangelists could bling like a New York City rapper.  A good metric for his suspicions would be to discover what he is paying his top executives (because you know his rank-and-file is making minimum wage or anointed food stamps).

Tarrant County thought that was a good idea so they took Grassley’s hand off and ran for the end zone. And, of course, they wanted to spike said ball down Copeland’s gullet. And wouldn’t  you know it, an agreement was made.

KCM agrees that the plane isn’t “totally” used for ministry activities and his triple-figure board of directors can be kept in seclusion – for now. Classy, and completely reeking of spirituality.

I suppose it’s a good thing that he made the jet his – and his alone. Why? Because when the cops come barreling down his door for tax evasion or some other ballyhooed IRS activity, he’ll be “leave-ing on a jet plane… and don’t know when [he'll] be coming back again.”

Ah, I love the classics.

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Comments
  1. Katherine says:

    I should call that the favour of the Lord and good stewardship of the monies given for the work of the Lord by those who are busy about the Lord’s business instead of snooping into everyone elses. The Lord bless Kenneth Copeland.

  2. This a migthy beginning with God . your going ahead will not derange our beloved father. we are behind having the same of supernaturel supply

  3. AMPURIRE K says:

    I have always loved the KCM telecast

  4. [...] a Adam to get out of his garden – sniffing to much air plane glue there Mr. Copeland – I was actually saved in an airplane hanger where the youth gathered on the airport in 1994 at Kenneth Copeland’s [...]

  5. [...] have you found my GPS co-ordinates yet Mr Obama ? I’m waiting for some navy sealants – Big oil targeted in budget fight   The Christian Gospels state that Jesus passed through Jericho where he healed one or two blind beggars and inspired a local chief tax-collector named Zacchaeus to repent of his dishonest practices   Televangelist Kenneth Copeland refuses to render unto taxman   @@@  Kenneth Copeland’s jet flies off the tax roll @@@  Kenneth Copeland’s jet flies off the tax roll [...]

  6. [...]  According to the AP, the Tarrant County tax appraisal district has agreed to exempt the $3.3 million jet owned by Kenneth Copeland Ministries from property taxes.  @@@ w2.3.9a – But bring those enemies of mine who didn’t want me to reign over them [...]

  7. [...] Kenneth Copeland   are you trying to kick me out of the garden Mr Copeland ?   I was actually saved in an airplane hanger where the youth gathered on the airport in 1994 at Kenneth Copeland’s [...]

  8. [...] to the AP, the Tarrant County tax appraisal district has agreed to exempt the $3.3 million jet owned by Kenneth Copeland Ministries from property taxes. Get that? “Agreed” to do it. There was kissing up and shilling done under the table [...]

  9. [...] gallivanting across Rome with alleged, elicit trysts, butchering the Family Feud in the pulpit and esteemed ministry leaders using the Word of God to jetset and look like ‘Big Pimpin’, the rest of the Church are left to do one of three things without no one [...]

  10. Brian says:

    I was actually saved in an airplane hanger where the youth gathered on the airport in 1994 at Kenneth Copeland’s headquarters. I grew up in church but didnt know what it meant to have a personal relationship with God until my friend took me to KCM. If it takes plane hangers, airports, and/or jets to get people saved, then who are we to complain. This ministry bears fruit and I am a product of that. Thank you Jesus for enabling the Copelands with tools for ministry.

  11. The Sweat of Other Men’s Faces
    By Robert Winkler Burke
    Of inthatdayteachings.com
    Copyright 10/28/08
    Redacted from Abraham Lincoln’s 2nd Inaugural Address
    and Matthew 18:7

    Prosperity’s creed is to ask for bread,
    From the sweat of other men’s faces,
    And promise them all great nebulous returns,
    Of God-sent cash without sweat’s traces.

    This is the new touchstone,
    Of American mental slavery,
    Promulgated by broadcast,
    Of dented ministry knavery.

    With trickery of speech,
    And trickery of mind,
    Wolves in sheep’s clothing,
    Take all they can find.

    Until false shepherds have thus prepared,
    Each sheep’s mind,
    To be enslaved by a political man,
    Of same kind.

    So whereas Abraham Lincoln,
    Emancipated slaves,
    Low-level Christian broadcasters,
    Promulgate naives.

    Do low-level televangelists immerse believers in,
    Repeated low-level facts?
    Then so do low-level politicians mesmerize crowds,
    Hiding great truths they ax!

    Is a low-level televangelist,
    Duplicitous and self-serving?
    Then so is a low-level politician,
    Rule of law deconstructing.

    Woe unto the world,
    Because of offences!
    Yet offences must come,
    That our gut wrenches.

    To wrench out pride from religion,
    And pride from politics,
    That either one or the other might,
    Let Jesus come quick.

    But the scriptures say, Woe to that man,
    By whose actions offence cometh,
    Preachers who for gain dumb-down sheep,
    And put the next tyrant on summit.

    But now is perhaps God’s appointed time,
    For woe to really come due,
    To every cheap preacher or politician,
    Who breaks God’s high rule.

    That good shepherds and politicians,
    Truly feed and truly free sheep,
    While wayward leaders eat underlings,
    Keeping mind-shackles hidden deep.

    God forbid that the world would one sunny day,
    Wake to find,
    American slavery has been stealthily exported,
    To the mind.

    So now fondly we hope,
    And fervently we pray,
    The greatest truths of God,
    Are learned in this day.

    And that America, the land of the free,
    And home of the brave,
    Would export God’s most high truths,
    And this dear world save.

    Since 1776, America’s best and greatest export,
    Is liberty of thought,
    And mutual dedication to its imposition on our character,
    How freedom is wrought.

    Truly, man is freest when,
    Himself he constrains,
    He thus earns his own bread,
    For none other’s he strains.

    He loves his neighbor, loves justice,
    Believes in peace and law,
    He honors all that is good, shuns evil,
    And thus gives liberty awe.

  12. [...] televangelists? Nah, been there recently. Done that. What about a God Sighting of the Month? I did miss a month but still managed the [...]

  13. Hey Scribe!

    He doesn’t just own a jet but an entire airport!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Copeland_Airport

    Phil

  14. boydmiller says:

    Kenneth is just like the Pharisees and Jewish leaders in Jesus day, in his disdain for tax collectors. So in his mind and that of his followers, his actions are Biblical.

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