The theology of the Prosperity Gospel of the Rev Kenneth Copeland was explained thus by CBS' Armen Keteyian: "Sow the seeds of your faith by following God's word and donating dollars, promising a hundredfold return in happiness and wealth." Those dollars are not-for-profit and tax exempt, Keteyian pointed out, as he reported on the efforts of Sen Charles Grassley (R-IA) to find out whether some funds are being diverted into Copeland for-profit family holdings in ranching, aviation, real estate and oil-and-gas exploration. Keteyian's Investigation showed us a clip from Copeland's blessing of his ministry's $20m Citation 10 executive jet: "It will never be used for anything other than what is becoming to you, Lord Jesus." That includes family vacations to Colorado, Keteyian reported. When Senate investigators sought to scrutinize the ministry's finances since "churches are not required to file tax returns or make their finances public" the televangelist offered this sermon: "We answered them. We gave them a several page lesson on No!"
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