Televangelist Jesse Duplantis is in the market for a new private jet, but has no desire to discuss it outside the friendly confines of his
echo chamber church.
Inside Edition, a tabloid American TV program, recently caught up with both Duplantis and his colleague Kenneth Copeland. Neither were very receptive to reporter Lisa Guerrero. While Duplantis did not stop his security detail from dragging her away, Copeland at least entertained a few of her questions. Watch the video below:
Duplantis still wants his Dassulat Falcon 7X ($54 million). He asked for it last year from his viewers, then backtracked a bit after controversy erupted, but has started hinting at it again. He claims that his new jet will allow him to “spread the gospel” anywhere in the world with only one stop.
Copeland was asked to clarify what he meant when he justified his refusal to fly commercial on the grounds that “you can’t get in a long tube with a bunch of demons…it’s deadly!”
Wagging his finger at Guerrero, Copeland said he did believe that people were demons.
No, I do not and don’t you ever say I did!
He also defended why he must fly private:
If I flew commercial, I’d have to stop 65% of what I’m doing.
Like flying to Steamboat Springs, Colorado vacation home 143 times in his private jet since 2000?
I bring this up not because I want the law to prohibit these charlatans from operating, but out of disgust for their perversion of the Christian faith. Yes, it’s America…and yes, people are free to flush their money down the toilet if they so choose. But men who misappropriate the faith they purport to proclaim deserve our swift condemnation…on a regular basis.
image: Inside Edition (Fair Use Doctrine)