A Televangelist Begs for a Private Jet | The Daily Show

A Televangelist Begs for a Private Jet | The Daily Show


Every now and then
we get a story that makes so little sense, there’s only one person
who can help us figure it out. So please welcome Ronny Chieng. (cheering and applause) Thanks, Trevor. This is a golden age in America
for con men. From the Oval Office
to the Oval Office, they are everywhere. But what I’m about to show you
has got to be the most elaborate con
I’ve ever seen. Televangelist Jesse Duplantis is hoping to take the word
of Jesus to new heights with help
from a $54 million private jet. In a video posted
to his website last week, he asked his followers
for help funding the aircraft. We believe in God
for a brand-new Falcon 7X so we can go anywhere
in the world, one stop. This preacher needs
a $54 million private jet? Meanwhile, I once did
a Kickstarter for a bus pass. I only got 17 bucks and a coupon
from my grandmother. All right?
Thanks for nothing, Pópo. And if you think
you hate this guy now, just wait till you hear
his sales pitch. Now, some people believe that preachers
shouldn’t have jets. I really believe that preachers
ought to have and go on every available voice,
every available outlet to get this gospel preached
to the world. I really believe
that if Jesus was physically on the Earth today,
he wouldn’t be riding a donkey. Think about that for a minute. Yeah, I thought about it
for an hour, and it still doesn’t make
any sense. And it wasted an hour,
all right? The donkey was a symbol
of Jesus’ humility. It was the Toyota Camry
of his time, all right? And even if Jesus
wouldn’t be riding a donkey, do you have to jump straight
to private jet? The gap between donkey
and private jet is all of transportation. Okay? I bet Jesus would be fine
taking an Uber or at least…
or at least an UberXL, just so he has space
to stretch his arms out, you know what I’m saying?
Because… Yeah, you know. And you want to know
the craziest thing about Deacon Dollar Sign saying
he needs his followers to buy him a new private jet? He already has
a trinity of private planes. I’ve owned three different jets
in my life, and I… and used ’em and just burnin’ ’em up
for the Lord Jesus Christ. This is the very first plane
that I purchased for the Lord back in December 1994. Then the second one
I-I purchased was in January 2004. The one I’m flying right now–
and I’ve been with… it’s been with me 12 years. Now, people say, “My Lord,
can’t you go with this one?” Yes, but I can’t go at one stop. Okay, wait, so you think
the message of God is really important but only with no layovers. “I need to save
these people from hell “as long as I don’t have
to stop over in Cleveland! Please, God, no!” And, Trevor,
this is not just one guy, okay? It turns out
there’s a whole offshoot of American Christianity
called the prosperity gospel. REPORTER: Duplantis is among
a group of televangelists who preach that their wealth
is God’s will. This preys
upon the poorest people that want and need money badly, where they’re told,
if they give money, God’s gonna bless them
a hundredfold. REPORTER: Duplantis lives
in a 35,000-square-foot mansion tax-free. Yo, this is
the greatest scam ever, okay? Jesus is a better tax haven
than the Cayman Islands. I’m gonna try that. Yeah. Next time
the IRS comes knocking, I’m gonna tell them
I’m not paying because I make jokes
for Jesus, okay? Mazel tov. And if you’re buying the idea that these pastors want
to help the people, just listen to how they feel
about the people. REPORTER: Fellow televangelist
Kenneth Copeland recently bought
a $36 million Gulfstream V jet. The two have commiserated
about how they can’t fly or pray with
commercial airline passengers. The world is in such a shape,
we can’t get there without this. -That’s right. -We’ve got
to have the… We would have… The mess that the airlines
are in today, you can’t manage that today, -th-this dope-filled world,
-Right. Right. and get in an air…
get in a long tube with a bunch of demons. “A long tube
with a bunch of demons”? That is… not wrong, okay? To be fair, these guys might be con artists. But now I get where
they’re coming from, okay? Because I’m pretty sure if you
look up “demon” in the Bible, you’ll see a guy spread out
in the middle seat eating a tuna sandwich
with his shoes off. In fact, getting in a long tube
with a bunch of demons is pretty much the slogan
of Spirit Airlines. Ronny Chieng, everybody!

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  1. I thought religion business only happens here in Bangladesh, but I was wrong! These rebels are everywhere. Even in America! which is the most modern country in the world! I feel much better now, at least our religious businessman don't ask for a private jet, oh that's a relief!

  2. There's lots of an. Osteen, Murdock, the vile witch that looks like the joker Joyce Meyers, Peter Popoff, Benny Hinn. Their all pimps.

  3. God said go in the highways and biways to spread his message … That is shameful for them to even say things like that ..God bless their souls

  4. I have renounced chrstianity, 30years baptised christian, read bible from genesis to revelation 6times and i speak in tongues and served in fulltime ministry. Seen alot of christianity lipservice, lies, money corruption, hypocrisy, sexual immorality. Whatta crap christian shit, lol :)))

  5. Seriously, this isn't shocking. These ppl are no less culty than Scientologists or mormons. Masses are stupid. Gather a bunch of like minded people, speak well, and u can convince them of anything, like drinking poison kool-aid to meet some alien overlord or using a bunny rabbit as your mascot on your most important holiday

  6. Turns out Religion can be used to buy private jets now. I think I am trying to pursue wrong career options, I should also become a Televangelist

  7. Why can't he used internet transportation? Everybody they see carries a cellphone or has access to the internet. Preach there. I will not donate.

  8. The crazy thing about it. Most of your family and friends follow these people. And don't see anything wrong with it. Their excuse is that have a lot of people in their church. So what do expect them to have. Um help the needy and homeless.

  9. Jesse is a great minister of the gospel. God can do so much of we only let him. God made the universe. There are so many planets out there and yet, only one has life. Is that a waste? No, it is a display of God's enourmous capacity for blessing. Watch his messages before criticizing. The world only makes judgements with snapshots of what they see and what they read and what they hear. Do yourselves a favor and see the full picture.

  10. First, Jesse never said he has 3 planes, he just showing the plans he owned. Second, Jesus would be using the best in His ministry today (he has when he was on Earth) Third, a donkey is a car and it wasn't a sign of his humility. He rode a brand new donkey and people called him hosanna, where was the humility?
    It is a shame many Christians agree with the people in this video.
    You should not limit God.

  11. LOL he/the comedian is so funny!!! I'm a strong Christian and laughed so much.I wish this video could be shown at both those fake preachers fake churches!! I'd laugh even more!! I have no idea how ppl could sit in their fake church buildings and listen to those fake preachers!!! They/the ppl must have absolutely no idea who Jesus is!! I would imagine the only ppl getting rich are the fake preachers!!

  12. Watch the video of the largest church in the world….Its not in the USA!! Too many Americans dont go to mans fake church buildings anymore.

  13. "Religion is the opiate of the masses" Karl Marx. And any sucker who supports this nonsense, gets what they deserve. Man, what an obvious charlatan.

  14. Where is the god? where is justice?…. there is no god and justice, religion is all about scam and scammers, this M F is very prod of himself for purchasing many jets flying around to collect millions of easy money, of coarse there is a better word for, Robbery.

  15. .
    When the pastor needs money, he asks his congregation.
    When the congregation needs money, the pastors tell them to ask Jesus.

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  17. Doesn’t matter what you say most Christian are in big problem with God anyway , most so call Christian hate the Bible and love the pastor new book cause make them feel good

  18. aCtually i don't blame the televangelist. If you are dumb enough to give them money,it is not their fault, it is the stupid people who give them money who deserves to be scammed.

  19. What a money grubbing, dirt bag.

    There's a part in the Bible where Jesus discovered money lenders in a temple. Jesus tipped over their tables and told them to get their greedy butts out of there!

  20. Anything satan takes a monopoly over will be destryed forever. Satan controls all communication and technology=it will soon be gone forever. Satan now works towards control/monopoly over all transportation expect a future with no transportation.

  21. Lord if you are real, hear me! Make this con men's plane fall from the sky – these people are using you to con people of their money.

  22. The funniest part of the video, to me, was when he was talking about how he purchased a private plane “for the lord.” There are many direct and indirect things wrong with this claim.

  23. 1 Timothy 6:17 Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. 18 Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, 19 storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

    Revelation 3:14 “And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, ‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: 15 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. 16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. 17 Because you say, ‘I am rich [Luke 6:24], have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked— 18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.

  24. this is the definition of a Ponzi scheme, invest (donate) a small amount then the big CEO in the sky guarantees you a hundred times return, Bernie madoff should have gone into this racket instead of wall Street, he would be a free man today and still be rich.

  25. he bought it for the lord……Jesus hung out with prostitutes,drunks, sinners and 12 gay guys and he likes boats and fishing.BTW the disciples got pissed when JC got his feet anointed with expensive oil that should have been sold for the poor that's the reason Judas betrayed his conning ass.

  26. One of Jesus's followers said to him what about taxes? Jesus told him what's on your coin? the man answered Caesar. Jesus told him pay Caesar what is Caesars.. and pay God what is God's..Basically just practice the Ten Commandments..

  27. the Bible says you're not supposed to judge. that judgment is for God only.. but I'm pretty sure these folks are doomed.. and I'm Doing what you're supposed to not do…

  28. Actually when you look at these two white Satanist people you see Demons who pretend to serve something Devine. When they are the lowest demons with literally stolen material wealth and possessions. But they will soon die and leave all behind and go and torment forever in hell for abusing the ignorance and faith of their naive followers.

  29. When people are stupid enough to fall for all these TBN charlatans, it makes me more disgusted at the fools that fall for these clowns.

  30. Jesus warned His flock that there would come wolves in sheep's clothing. Also, that we would know true and false Christians by their fruits. For all that is secret will eventually be brought into the open, and everything that is concealed will be brought to light and made known to all. (Luke 8:17)
    And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. (Hebrews 4:13)

    For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. (1 John 2:16)
    For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12)

  31. Jesus warned His flock that there would come wolves in sheep's clothing. Also, that we would know true and false Christians by their fruits. For all that is secret will eventually be brought into the open, and everything that is concealed will be brought to light and made known to all. (Luke 8:17)
    And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. (Hebrews 4:13)

    For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. (1 John 2:16)
    For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12)

  32. this is so disgraceful! Please God, just give us true chosen pastors. This is end time and false prophets are emerging gradually all over the world.

  33. That is the True reason why the Most High God and his son, Jesus will kill off such Preachers as this one. Man must work for what he wants. Not con or guilt trip the clueless flock into buying him something. And he does it so smoothly too. "The jet that Jesus uses…." Since when? And if Jesus was physically walking the Earth today, he would work with his Carpenter skills and buy whatever transportation he needed. And definitely Not a jet. Because he would be passing up possible people who would need the Kingdom Message of God. He said, "Go where the people are." Walk. Drive. Row a Boat. Via Internet. Skype. Etc….Not fly over them and have them come to you in your posh environment. Because you know this man is not talking to people from a park bench. So sad 😥 that people, some reasonably thinking people, can't see when they are being conned. Or don't want to see. Remember, Satan is the Biggest Con Artist walking the Earth today. And he too has a Flock. Jesus witness to that as well.

  34. This was in the Exodus ….this is an allegory to the time some Israelites were bitching about "meat" and God gave them ALL THE MEAT THEY COULD EAT and then some till some choked on the meat and died….Greed is the meat , if you ask the Lord for money time and time again one day he'll get tired and give you all the money you can handle and then some until it chokes you….

  35. Forget the jet use a TV station it will be cheaper… He didn't pay for anything so he lied right there the church bought the plane busted boy lol

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