'Preachers of L.A.' fall reality TV series receives backlash from Christian community

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  • Western Rover Herriman, UT
    July 12, 2013 4:38 p.m.

    When I lived in the Seattle area, there was a preacher who needed to use a helicopter to get between two churches 45 miles apart so he could preach in both on Sunday morning. Imagine there were only two LDS wards in Utah, one in downtown Salt Lake and one in Provo. Rather than pay for a helicopter to ferry the bishop between them, the church would just call a separate bishop for each ward.

    The guys in this story sound like they have the same kind of mindset. It's all about them leading their own kingdom, not about being a servant in the Lord's kingdom.

  • Twin Lights Louisville, KY
    July 12, 2013 7:17 a.m.

    I have known one preacher and of a few preachers who might fit this mold. But they are by far and away the minority. Most preachers are good folks who definitely do not do what they do for the money. This sort of thing paints all with a false brush. Too bad.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    July 11, 2013 4:45 p.m.

    When I read this I think of one guy - Al Sharpton. What a complete fraud!! Al is representative of these so-called "rock-star" black preachers who happen to be some of the most race hating, hypocrites on the planet. These characters 'use' God to make money and fame...pure and simple ...and at the same time attempt to bully their people into certain political boxes that they dare not stray from. Al Sharpton and all those who follow his gig are nothing more than actors or Vegas type performers and their 'not-so-bright' masses look to them for their inspiration without ever questioning their real motives. Safe to say these guys have absolutely nothing to do with Jesus Christ or his gospel and will be held accountable one day for the deceptive way they used their phony pulpit to lead people away from truth and instead infuse them with hate and racism.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    July 11, 2013 3:13 p.m.

    Don't look for reality on a reality TV show.

  • scwoz gambier, oh
    July 11, 2013 6:49 a.m.

    2 Nephi: 26:29 He commandeth that there shall be no priestcrafts: for, behold priestcrafts are that men preach and set Themselves up for a light unto the world, that they may get gain and praise of the world; but they seek not the welfareof Zion. 30: Behold the Lord has forbidden this thing; wherefore the Lord God hath given a commandment that all men should have charity, which charity is Love. And except they should have charity they were nothing. Wherefore if they should have charity they would not suffer the laborer in Zion to perish. 31: But the laborer in Zion shall labor for Zion; for if they labor for money they shall perish. end of quote. It is not evil to gain in wealth but it is evil to use the Lord to gain in wealth. These supposed preachers of Christ should be living modestly and giving the rest to charity to support their fellow brethren. That does nto include living in mansions or driving a mercedez. Hypocrites....

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    July 11, 2013 6:37 a.m.

    I've always said, religion is about money. The more religion you can push, the more cash you can cow.

  • opinion 47 SOUTH JORDAN, UT
    July 10, 2013 6:20 p.m.

    Good thing the world thinks Mormons are not Christians...
    This article reminds me of why I love being a Mormon.