Food request for Rev. Schuller's wife sparks outrage
I guess this tells us some of why Crystal Cathedral went bankrupt:
An email sent out to members of the Crystal Cathedral congregation requesting meals for founder Robert H. Schuller's wife Arvella, who is ill with pneumonia, is creating mixed feelings of sadness and outrage among members.
According to longtime member Jim McDonald, an email was sent out by administrators to Bible study groups as well as church elders, asking that meals for the reverend's wife be dropped off at the cathedral's Tower of Hope where the Schullers' limo drivers will be waiting to pick them up at the designated time.
Robert H. Schuller and Arvella Schuller seen here when they renewed their vows to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. A request that went out last week seeking meals for Arvella, who is ill with pneumonia, has sparked outrage among congregants. The church is currently in Chapter 11 bankruptcy awaiting a sale.
Member Bob Canfield says he was outraged when he got the message.
"These are millionaires who have limos and chauffeurs," he said. "Why in God's name would they want the congregants to deliver meals? It's ludicrous."
Looks like some of the church members are getting a clue. Hopefully this will lead at least some to repentance and departure from false teachers:
Canfield said he and other members of the congregation are upset the request came at a time when their church is in bankruptcy and information coming out through court documents has suggested that the Schullers took nearly $10 million from the church's endowment funds.
"They've completely depleted the church's funds," he said. "But they have shown that they have absolutely no remorse for what they've done. They're still being chauffeured around in limos. We, the congregants, have nothing."
Crystal Cathedral Ministries filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Oct. 18. A judge is expected to approve a sale plan on Nov. 14. Both the cathedral's board and the creditors committee have named Chapman University as their preferred buyer. Chapman's offer stands at $51.5 million. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange has offered $53.6 million. However, the Chapman plan will allow the Schullers to remain and continue their ministry with a leaseback and buyback arrangement.
Jhn 10:13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.