Thinking Out Loud

November 5, 2011

Schullers In Need of Meals; Their Limo Driver Will Pick-Up

Filed under: current events — Tags: , , — paulthinkingoutloud @ 7:43 am

In the words of humorist Dave Barry, “I am not making this up.”

Perhaps a program like Meals and Wheels would be more suited to the Schuller's present needs

When someone in your church is not well, people volunteer to make pasta or casseroles, right?  Well, Arvella Schuller, the wife of Crystal Cathedral founder Robert Schuller, is not well and so the church has e-mailed parishioners asking for meals; and will send a limo to pick up whatever you have to offer. 

What is wrong with this picture? 

Although the language in this gets strong at one point, it is the most succinct summary currently available.

The Crystal Cathedral’s Pastor Jim Kok sent an e-mail to congregants asking for their help. The Rev. Robert Schuller’s wife Arvella was recovering from a bout with pneumonia, and he said it would be really nice if they could donate some food: nothing too salty, nothing too sweet, fruit plates, meals with protein and egg dishes like quiche would be good. Oh, and if they could drop it off with the limo driver at the church, that would be fantastic.

That last part about the limo driver is really pissing off parishioners, according to the Los Angeles Times. It looks like another example of the debt-ridden church’s wasteful spending.

“We’re just tired of it,” Bob Canfield, a congregant who is involved with an online petition to rid the church’s board of Schuller family members, told the Times. “We’re just tired of them taking advantage of us.”

The Crystal Cathedral has fallen on hard times ever since the economy took a turn for the worst (and the hand-off between Rev. Schuller and his children hasn’t been successful). The church owes its creditors $50 million, and Chapman University is making a bid to buy the church and pay off its debts.

Story also verified at Christian Post
and Huffington Post

Additional information and commentary at Bene Diction Blogs On

1 Comment »

  1. What is wrong with this picture?

    The email was requested by the daughter who lives in Hawaii. The theatrical one. She was visiting her parents and asked Jim Kok to write it.

    I looked up Kok. He’s a loyal old guy in charge of the care ministry who has been faithful since 1984.

    I looked up the limos. The silver one was donated several years ago by the guy who started Amway. He and Robert Sculler go way back to college days.

    Then another daughter steps up after the meals get donated – she says enough until Christmas – and says her mother has a broken back also.

    But don’t send cards. Don’t go visit. (my dark thoughts went to elder abuse)

    Can the senior Schullers afford food? Temporary home care? This is a very dysfunctional family. 5 children and their spouses. 32 grandchildren and various spouses. If the Schullers can’t afford food and can’t afford care – (and they can 100 times over) then the next generation can get off their butt, open their wallets, give their time and care for mom/dad/grandma and grandpa.

    The limo drivers….plural, one for each car.
    Go take care of your parents yourself Schuller children, and stop expecting everyone else to do for you.

    Comment by Bene D — November 5, 2011 @ 9:14 am

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