Last November Senator Grassley of Iowa decided to investigate claims that several prosperity gospel ministers were abusing their tax exempt status by using the
loot donations they get via their ministries to fund their near obscene lifestyles.
It’s been an uphill battle since with the targeted ministers suddenly pronouncing their support for separation of church(es) and state.
In a Jan. 22 closed-circuit broadcast of his 2008 Ministers’ Conference obtained by Roll Call, Copeland pledges a holy war against “Brother Grassley” and the Senate for attempting to get a look at the controversial ministry’s finances. Grassley wrote a Nov. 6 letter to Copeland and five other prominent ministers requesting a variety of financial information.
Copeland seems to have practically come unhinged during the video declaring that “It’s not yours, it’s Gods and you’re not going to get it” and going so far as to dare Grassley to come at him with a “death penalty” if he think it’s applicable.
Lesson we should take from this: Never get between a pastor and his bank account.