The kicker here is not the fact that Pastor Jim Kok sent out an email requesting food. That's one of the perks of being a part of a large community of people. Also, I don't really have an issue with the suggested culinary guidelines that were included in the email. If Arvella's tummy can't handle spicy food, you don't want to send over a spicy sausage potato casserole.
What makes me nauseous is this little nugget from the email:
"They are to be sent to the church in order to be transported to Arvella. The limo drivers could pick up the dinners or meet in the Tower Lobby around 4:30 p.m."
Limo drivers? And the best excuse they can come up with for such an over-the-top request? I give you John Charles, the spokesman for the Crystal Cathedral:
"We didn't want people going to their home because they are very private people. That's why we asked that the food be dropped off at the tower so the limo drivers can pick them up and deliver them."
Oh, okay. Filthy rich Pastors who live off of the backs of the poor while convincing the congregation they were born broken - needs the privacy and privilege of a limo service. Makes perfect sense, Johnny. Oh, and I suppose I should mention that Crystal Cathedral also recently declared bankruptcy...
Read another article I found and see how you feel.