Award winning American gospel singer and songwriter, Kirk Franklin has input his 2 cent in the issue of Televangelist, Jessie Duplantis who requested for donations to buy his fourth private Jet at the cost of $54m
Jesse Duplantis who is the the founder of Evangelical Charismatic Christian minister based in New Orleans claimed during one of his teachings that God told him to tell his congregation to buy him his fourth private jet.
Following the message, Kirk Franklin spoke out on social media speaking on men of God who tries to exploit believers.
“This is Jessie Duplantis, a televangelist who has four planes, and is now telling us that “Jesus’’ wants us to buy him another one,” Kirk Franklin captioned.
“I’m posting this because now that we see popular culture stand up to the injustices in mainstream society, I believe the church should do the same for its own as well.
“WE should take the lead when there is an abuse of power that affects our message to the masses; our silence can be as loud as the bigotry and racism we see in the public square.
“Many of these “ministries’’ built their wealth on the backs of poor rural minorities that put their trust in the hands of “God’s shepherds’’ only to see the prosperity benefit those doing the preaching.
“Again, there are GREAT Christian leaders, and there is NOTHING wrong with having a plane… but if the burden falls on the less fortunate and GREED is the check written by those drowning in socio-economic rivers of systemic disparities, GOD is not flying that plane.’’