Wednesday, April 22, 2009

in the name of the father...

Considering how flawed modern day society's moral compass has become, it must be extremely difficult to spread the Good Word. In all fairness, preachers pastors, priests, nuns and all members of the clergy probably do twice as much just to make half the impact. But err-um, not for nothing does it really take a $600K compensation package to get the job done? Really?

Apparently the new senior pastor at Riverside Church thinks so. And it turns out, as of this Sunday the good Pastor Braxton will be receiving:

-$250,000 in salary.
-$11,500 monthly housing allowance.
-Private school tuition for his child.
-A full-time maid.
-Entertainment, travel and "professional development" allowances.
-Pension and life insurance benefits.
-An equity allowance for him to save up to buy a home.

Far be it from me to judge who Jesus selects to be his shepard but I'm just saying- $250K base salary? A full time maid? Entertainment and travel allowance? In the midst of a global recession? Shouldn't his ass be home, sitting still, reading the Bible looking for a sign?
Uh-uh, something just ain't clean in the milk.

For this amount of money, I fully expect to hear about miracles popping off every single week. And not no play-play miracles either! I want reports of cripples walking, the blind being able to see and bigger than all that; good-looking, college-educated, SINGLE black men filling up the pews like it's front row seats at a Jay-Z concert. Can I get an amen?

'Cause as far as I'm concerned, the moment Pastor Braxton starts turning water into $20 bills, is the only day he should receive a $600k package for doing the Lord's work. Till then, I'm gonna have to pray on it.

Happy Earth Day ya'll!