Lying Thieving Prosperity ‘Gospel’ Pentebabbleist Hustlers on the Rise in Brazil
Protestants are increasingly taking over and influencing Brazil’s religious landscape, making it a profitable time to be a Pentecostal pastor in the world’s largest Catholic nation. According to Forbes, “prosperity theology” has allowed some pastors to hit the financial jackpot. Forbes reports that Edir Macedo, founder of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG), is worth nearly $1 billion. Last Saturday, his autobiography made its American debut.
The news prompted disgruntled Americans to file a petition with the White House, asking the U.S. and Brazilian governments to investigate Macedo for “scandals allegedly draining money away specifically based for charity.”
Other richest pastors in Brazil include UCKG’s Valdemiro Santiago (estimated net worth: $220 million compared to Macedo’s $950 million); Silas Malafaia, the former leader of Brazil’s largest Pentecostal church ($150 million); and social-media savvy R.R. Soares, founder of the International Church of the Grace of God and regular contributor on Brazilian television ($125 million).
It’s a shame that the Brazilians have to endure the miscreant pseudo-theology and mock-’christianity’ of the pentebabbleist prosperity deceivers. Via, with thanks to Gustavo Souteras on twitter for the mention.
- The Richest Pastors In Brazil (forbes.com)