Televangelists: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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  • Published on:  Sunday, August 16, 2015
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  • Niobesnuppa

    Niobesnuppa

     2 years ago +4456

    So scamming people is legal in the USA as long as you pretend it's a church?

  • Crowley9

    Crowley9

     1 months ago +316

    A friend of mine actually sent a dollar in the mail to John Oliver's church back in the day. She got back a letter which among other things included a paper with (allegedly) the outline of John Oliver's buttocks, with the text "Sit on this and think about what you've done!", and a notification that he forwarded the dollar donation to Doctors Without Borders.

  • Ray Christensen

    Ray Christensen

     21 days ago +442

    "We've seen midgets grow"......................LMAO Blew coffee outta my nose on that one.

  • TheBlueFox_ Rech

    TheBlueFox_ Rech

     1 months ago +1010

    Me: Student loans disappear in name of Jesus.
    Student loans: Your next payment is due on 18th of next month.

  • John Pruett

    John Pruett

     1 months ago +405

    Televangelism is huge ....because stupidity is huge.

  • Darth Bane

    Darth Bane

     a years ago +2273

    The Bible, I kid you not, details a time when Jesus literally flipped a table in anger over stuff similar to this.

  • Andrew Steppe

    Andrew Steppe

     7 days ago +127

    This abuse of Christianity is absolutely disgusting. Thank you for putting these people on blast!

  • C O

    C O

     1 months ago +263

    These televangelists are pure, undiluted evil.

  • Friedrich Nietzsche

    Friedrich Nietzsche

     1 months ago +488

    "Again I tell you, It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." Matthew 19:24

  • saleh saif

    saleh saif

     1 months ago +102

    If a religious individual or organization requires money to improve your faith, then it's a scam. It's pretty simple.

  • The Modern Heathen

    The Modern Heathen

     2 years ago +1296

    I don't know who's worse. Televangelists or Scientologists

  • cameron Jackson

    cameron Jackson

     28 days ago +163

    Rather than storming area 51 everyone should create their own vague notion of a church and never pay taxes in the USA again

  • Mike Puorro

    Mike Puorro

     1 months ago +70

    I'm so glad John made it clear that a lot of local churches do some good in their communities. There's a church in my town that has a free dinner every wednesday for anyone. I don't know how they do it. But yeah, these con men should be audited and thrown in jail!

  • Caroline Cooke

    Caroline Cooke

     1 months ago +195

    How is this not against the law? There should be a law against televangelists. It’s just not okay.

  • External power

    External power

     21 days ago +43

    Nothing offends religious quacks quite like the actual teachings of Jesus.

  • ManiaMac1613

    ManiaMac1613

     4 years ago +3779

    From an athiest's point of view, your faith would have to be pretty weak if you believe your best chance of winning God's favor is bribing him. If God was real, I'd imagine he wouldn't approve.

  • Reggie Lovato

    Reggie Lovato

     21 days ago +139

    And Joel Osteen's name wasn't even mentioned once? He's probably the biggest con-man in that industry.

  • Harold Bacon

    Harold Bacon

     5 hours ago

    Its amazing how this jesus that never existed and these people who preach about steal more money from the poor then drug dealers!

  • Darkest Argentum

    Darkest Argentum

     14 days ago +55

    "don't send us actual seeds"
    so guess what happened?

  • Greenie

    Greenie

     1 months ago +208

    Personally, I wish we would start taxing the churches....it would certainly help with our national debt. :)