John Oliver has a few observations on Televangelists


Last_Week_Tonight_with_John_Oliver__Televangelists__August_2015__-_YouTubeJohn Oliver takes aim at the prosperity gospel swindlers and nails them beautifully.

This one is doing the rounds, and yet it is so good that it deserves to be highlighted and promoted, and so that is exactly what I’m doing.

I confess that I loved this because these fraudsters are not simply harmless religious cranks, they are swindlers who not only con desperate and vulnerable people, but also often end up doing a considerable degree of harm. As you go through this 20 mins clip he beautifully builds things up …

I’ve published the above version, because for some reason the official version is not available here in the UK (which can be seen here). [OK yes, I get it, HBO want you to buy access, so they can’t release it too early to YouTube)

I’ll not spoil it by revealing too much, but I can tell you that it is indeed well worth investing 20 minutes, even if you do wholly agree and are already familiar with the topic and so will not be informed, you will still find that you are entertained.

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