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Pastor Creflo Dollar has ended his crowdfunding campaign that was requesting a private $64 million Gulfstream G650 airplane “for his ministry” (as he claimed). But right as the fundraiser was closing up shop, gospel icon Kirk Franklin let Dollar have it in a new open letter calling out Creflo’s character and lack of decency.

Instead of waiting for him at the door, Franklin saved his two cents for the faith-oriented website Patheos, that hosted his essay. He doesn’t refer to Dollar by name, but it’s clear he was included in his scathing essay about fallen values and how we sometimes idolize the wrong people.

When he sly mentions the Atlanta televangelist, he said:

When a pastor wants people to buy him a private plane while a missionary in Somalia bathes children with sores, that’s a shortage of character. When I camouflage my “greeds” to look like “needs,” that’s a shortage of character. When young students are comfortable enough to sing racial slurs on a bus while furthering their education to someday lead a corporation that may have minorities apply for jobs, that’s a shortage of character…

And it’s something you can’t teach in school.


And while he shut it down, Dollar hasn’t released a statement about the backlash he received over his request of an extravagant plane.

Read the rest of the Franklin’s strong essay on the official Patheos site here.


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