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Televangelist is giddy like a child over his new private jet: ‘You and Jesus bought this!’

Kenneth Copeland just bought a debt-free private jet with his followers’ money, and he still wants them to send him another $2.5 million.

In 2016, DeadState published a story featuring evangelical ministers Kenneth Copeland and Jesse Duplantis having a discussion about how they talk to God regularly while on private jets — conversations that would be impossible while riding in coach.

The two sat at table when at one point Copeland declared that private jets “are sanctuary that protect the anointed,” adding that commercial airline travel was impossible for preachers in a “dope filled world” and that riding coach was like “getting in a long tube with a bunch of demons.”

Now, Copeland’s dreams of conversations with God via corporate air travel have been realized. As The Friendly Atheist points out, he just purchased a “debt free” Gulfstream V from media mogul Tyler Perry.

“Are you seeing this?” Copeland says in a video documenting the jet’s arrival.

“I hope so! You bought it! You and Jesus!” he exclaimed to his followers.

“First, the Holy Spirit confirmed to Brother Copeland that the Gulfstream V was the plane the Lord had set aside for [Kenneth Copeland Ministries],” a blurb on his website read, describing a timeline of how the jet was purchased. “And praise God, it was actually during THANKSGIVING week that the purchase was completed, the title was signed, and thanks to the CX Team, the cash was in the bank to mark it paid in full! Hallelujah, it’s done!”

But on the same page that the “debt-free”purchase was announced, Copeland asked his followers to send more cash because the cost of upgrades on the jet will cost about $2.5 million.

“So, as Elite CX Team members, we need to set our faith NOW on receiving that additional seed so that we can sow it within the next three to four months, as the upgrades are completed.”

Hement Mehta of The Friendly Atheist said that, “while you enjoy your seeds, Copeland will be laughing his ass off on a plane co-piloted, I can only assume, by Jesus.”

Watch the video below:

Featured image via screen grab

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