Thursday, November 03, 2005


... end or must the Lord return to stop it?
U.S. District Court Judge Malcolm Howard last month ordered the Rev. Jim Whittington, 64, to pay $5,500 a month. Whittington - who had expensive high-speed boats and a Rolls-Royce - owed wheelchair-bound Valeria Lust $848,532.
Wheelchair-bound ... you've got to be kidding! And people still support this guy? What are they thinking? Good for you Judge Malcolm.

The minister, formerly of Greenville and now living in Atlanta, and four other people were convicted in 1992 of stealing nearly $900,000 from the woman while he was the on-air presence for Fountain of Life ministries.
AKA: Fountain of Money!

Prosecutors said the minister kept his luxury lifestyle after leaving prison in 1995 and in 10 years had repaid less than 2 percent of the money he owed. They said his ministry paid for a country club membership, cars and jewelry.
Of course! You didn't expect them to go get real jobs did you?

A search of the web brought up such a gaggle of Fountain of Life types it's hard to separate one from the other ... caution is always good advice when dealing with Internet ministries.

What can I say, "Elmer Gantry lives"? No, but P. T. Barnum was right, "There's a sucker born every minute." And to help you understand how right he was you should know it wasn't him who said it.

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