What Fresh Hell Is This?

August 17, 2015

John Oliver, Last Night




And you can go to the church's website here.

From Time:
John Oliver is officially a church. Upon finding out about mega-churches like those led by Kenneth Copeland and Robert Tilton, which earn millions of dollars every year but are exempt from paying taxes, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver did the only logical thing—he formed his own church. Specifically, he formed, Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption.

With a little help from Sister Wanda Jo Oliver, played by former Saturday Night Live star Rachel Dratch, Oliver’s church will collect copious donations while encouraging congregants to silently meditate on the nature of fraudulent churches.

To aid his followers in making their donations, Oliver delivered his ministrations right through the TV screen asking viewers with lupus to lay their hands on their television and pray with him—and then donate to his church.
Unfortunately for some of my readers, we learn from the donation page:
Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption will not be able to accept donations from Church supporters from the states of Mississippi, Nevada, Pennsylvania, or South Carolina.
Bummer.  On the other hand, that also has to mean that otherwise sincere people can't also donate to any other similar (though less obvious) religious scams.  Good for Pennsylvania!!

7 comments:

Heir to the Throne said...

You can celebrate that the DOJ political witch hunt section convicted creationist Kent Hovind for structuring.

Odd structuring is never charged for actual terrorists.

Ol' Froth said...

WTF?

Zeus0209 said...

lol!

Heir to the Throne said...

Please defend the DOJ political witch hunt section actions in the Ted Stevens prosecution.

Campaigner1 said...

You mean the Bush Junior justice department? Because that was the one which prosecuted Stevens-and bungled the case by withholding evidence; Eric Holder got the indictment voided once he became Attorney General, as he was a man of integrity, unlike the Bushites (and unlike Stevens, who was almost certainly guilty; the corrupt senator just got lucky by the Bushites being both dishonest AND incompetent-a hallmark of Junior's administration).

Keep trying, though, boy.

Heir to the Throne said...

Eric Holder got the indictment voided because he did not want to be embarrassed in court.
All the Ted Stevens witch hunters were welcome in the Obama DOJ.
Brenda K. Morris, Edward P. Sullivan, Joseph W. Bottini and James A. Goeke still work for the Obama DOJ and received no punishment.
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2011/10/18/141453542/justice-dept-lawyer-exonerated-back-with-public-integrity-section
William M. Welch II resigned just like Fast and Furious U.S. Attorney Dennis K. Burke
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2012/04/16/Sen-Stevens-prosecutor-Welch-leaving-DOJ/UPI-66731334616815/#ixzz1sPDKLnoH
Nicholas A. Marsh killed himself and I hope is burning in Hell.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/27/AR2010092706613.html

Ol' Froth said...

Nicholas A. Marsh killed himself and I hope is burning in Hell.

How very human and compassionate of you!