A Louisiana pastor is asking people to donate their $1,200 stimulus checks to pastors, music ministers, evangelists and others who “haven’t had an offering in a month.”
Rev. Tony Spell who has drawn criticism for holding in-person church services despite coronavirus guidelines, called on the public to get behind a new online challenge he is dubbing the #PastorSpellStimulusChallenge.
There are three rules to the challenge, Spell said in the video. The first rule is that it starts on Sunday. The second, he said, is for people to “donate your stimulus money.”
“Rule number three,” he continued, is to “donate it to evangelists, North American evangelists who haven’t had an offering in a month; missionaries, who haven’t had an offering in a month; music ministers, who haven’t had an offering in a month.”
“I’m donating my entire stimulus, $1,200,” Spell added. “My wife is donating her stimulus, $1,200. My son is donating his stimulus, $600.”
Pastor begins a challenge online for Christian's based in the US to donate their $1200 stimulus package to pastors, music ministers, evangelists and others who have not received any offering since churches have been closed due to the #Coronavirus pandemic. pic.twitter.com/vhum6ca20A
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