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Cash crunch for Crystal Cathedral

Posted by 1minionsopinion on April 8, 2010

This just in: businesses expect to be paid. Promptly. (crossposted)

Robert Schuller’s church is being sued.

Three businesses, including an equipment financing company and two television stations, have filed lawsuits against the Crystal Cathedral stating that the megachurch owes them more than $2 million for services rendered.

The lawsuits were filed in February and March in Orange County Superior Court and are a continuation of the Garden Grove megachurch’s financial problems. Last week, several vendors who provided services for the cathedral’s “Glory of Christmas” pageant said the cathedral has yet to pay them.

Among the vendors are Kristina Oliver, who supplied camels, horses and sheep for the pageant; wardrobe manager Juliet Noriega; drycleaner Bruce Johnson, who cleaned the actors’ costumes; and Carin Galletta, whose public relations firm provided publicity for the pageant.

Yes, I’m sure camels don’t come cheap and I doubt buck-a-yard cotton/poly blend was considered for costume supplies. They’re also in the hole for a lot of electrical equipment and the loans they took out to cover those purchases. According to the article, they stopped payment a year ago and the attorney for PNCEF LLC, an Indiana-based equipment finance company, states that litigation is considered “a last resort” but the companies involved ultimately decided it was necessary.

Sheila Schuller Coleman, executive director of Crystal Cathedral Ministries, issued a statement last week that the church needs “an influx of new gifts to be able to honor” their current accounts payables with vendors. She also said that the cathedral would organize a meeting to talk face-to-face with vendors about getting them paid.

So, they’re begging for money and support from their fans. I’m thinking that if they’re this bad at managing money, they shouldn’t be allowed to ask for any more. Cut off some allowances. Ground some people. Make them return all the stuff they couldn’t actually afford to buy on their own.

The megachurch has put various properties up for sale, laid off employees and suspended its Easter pageant this year. The cathedral has scaled down its “Hour of Power” broadcasts viewed by millions worldwide.

Charles said there is still “a lot of interest” in the retreat center from prospective buyers. He said the Chapman Avenue office building, which houses the “Hour of Power” offices, is also up for sale, but so far, there have been no takers.

Cathedral administrators say they hope to bridge a $55 million budget deficit with the sale of the Rancho Capistrano and Chapman Avenue properties.

Well, good luck with that.

The OC Register also reports on a woman named Judy Hatch who has come up with an idea. She’s planning on starting a fundraiser to pay off the vendors and will ask for a dollar from anyone interested in actually helping those families make ends meet. She’ll bank what she gets in donations and put the money towards those unpaid bills.

At least that way people know where their money’s going. I mean really. Camels?

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY E_E, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DORIAN AND THE “BRAIN”

Posted by princessxxx on February 11, 2010

e-e, wedding anniversay 2/13/10. congratulations.

i don’t recall either dorian or the BRAIN‘s birthdays, but they are both aquarian airheads. Read the rest of this entry »

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Planned Parenthood Director Who Quit Was Pressured to Meet Abortion Quotas

Posted by kayms99 on November 8, 2009

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
November 5
, 2009

plannedparenthoodoffice5Bryan, TX (LifeNews.com) — The former Texas-based Planned Parenthood director who recently quit after seeing an ultrasound video of an abortion says high Planned Parenthood officials wanted her center to meet quotas for the number of abortions done. Abby Johnson had been the director of the Planned Parenthood in Bryan/College Station.

She turned in her resignation on October 6 and watching an ultrasound of an abortion capped off years of pro-life advocates urging her to quit.

Now, Johnson tells WorldNetDaily that Planned Parenthood officials were pushing her to keep abortion numbers high and that she, in turn, pushed employees to meet abortion goals as well.

“There are definitely client goals,” she said. “We’d have a goal every month for abortion clients and for family planning clients.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Scientologists convicted of fraud in France

Posted by dorian on October 27, 2009

BBC News Tuesday, 27 October 2009

 

File photo of Scientology's Celebrity Centre in Paris, may 2009

 

Scientology’s Celebrity Centre in Paris was fined in the ruling

A French court has convicted the Church of Scientology of fraud, but stopped short of banning the group from operating in France.

Two branches of the group’s operations and several of its leaders in France have been fined.

The case came after complaints from two women, one of whom said she was manipulated into paying more than 20,000 euros (£18,100) in the 1990s.

A Scientology spokesman told the BBC the verdict was “all bark and no bite”.

France regards Scientology as a sect, not a religion.

Prosecutors had asked for the group’s French operations to be dissolved and more heavily fined, but a legal loophole prevented any ban. Read the rest of this entry »

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GOOGLE IS EVIL

Posted by princessxxx on October 6, 2009

SLEAZY TRASHBAG ARAB JOE FARAH OF WORLD NET DAILY,

WHINING AND BITCHING ABOUT GOOGLE BEING CAPITALIST..

SO SHE HAD TO GO AND WRITE A BOOK ABOUT IT TO MAKE SOME MONEY.

HE SOUNDS LIKE A BIG STUPID QUEER TO ME.

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22 years after death, Warhol’s junk lends insight.

Posted by princessxxx on August 20, 2009

“i like boring things” -Andy Warhol

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Posted in Art and Artists, Business, Comedy, Educational, Entertainment, Huh??, notorious, Opinion, Politics, Religion, Sex | 7 Comments »

JEFF KOONS – artist of the day.

Posted by princessxxx on August 1, 2009

JEFF KOONS 'RABBIT'

JEFF KOONS 'RABBIT'

THIS IS THE FIRST JEFF KOONS SCULPTURE I SAW.  LOVE AT FIRST SITE.  A STAINLESS STEEL REPRODUCTION OF A CHEAP BLOW UP EASTER RABBIT.

HIS WORK IS BEAUTIFUL AND IF YOU HAVE TIME, CHECK OUT HIS SITE!

http://www.jeffkoons.com/

IT’S WORTH YOUR TIME Read the rest of this entry »

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government gets tough on smoking

Posted by dorian on June 12, 2009

House approves tough tobacco bill

breaking news
marlena

wtf !?!#!

The US House of Representatives has backed a bill introducing tough new curbs on the tobacco industry.

The House passed the bill by 307-97, a day after it was overwhelmingly approved by the Senate. It now goes to President Obama to be signed into law.

The bill gives the US Food and Drug Administration strong powers to regulate the content and marketing of tobacco products.

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