Holy Land Experience selling items amid financial troubles

Posted Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:20 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Holy Land Experience is having financial difficulties. It's selling off some high-end assets, including a Harley motorcycle. The attraction is tax exempt because it runs as a ministry. Despite losses, employee salaries and benefits went up by more than $1 million over the three years, even though there were fewer employees.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016 1:18 PM

I read my Bible daily and have a degree in Theology, but can not recall the scripture where Jesus road a Harley while traveling around the Holy Land.


Life is an amusment park -and I can't get off of the damn spinning teacups!
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Thursday, July 21, 2016 1:26 PM

The Harley is small potatoes .The thing I was most offended by was the "bombardier" jet.

those are 8-25 million not including upkeep .

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Thursday, July 21, 2016 1:39 PM
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I know what will help.

Thoughts and prayers!

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Thursday, July 21, 2016 2:22 PM

Kraven the Raven said:

I read my Bible daily and have a degree in Theology, but can not recall the scripture where Jesus road a Harley while traveling around the Holy Land.

I read my Bible too. Apparently, Jesus traded that donkey in for a Harley :-)

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Thursday, July 21, 2016 2:24 PM

That’s because the Harley and the Plane don’t appear until the New New Testament. They had to bridge over to the 21st Centry.

All joking aside, it seems like the family was living large and over spending. Did I hear that right, over 9mil tickets were sold? Sounds like attendance was solid, maybe they should have managed the finances better.


There is no such thing as a terrible Coaster just ones that haven't been taken care of

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Thursday, July 21, 2016 2:38 PM
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Leviticus talks about the swine being unclean and not fit to eat. Perhaps one of the 497 versions of the Bible has translated this to "hog."

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Thursday, July 21, 2016 2:51 PM

Truthfully, money is mentioned more often in the Bible than any other subject. Being humble is something maybe they need to learn as well.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016 6:01 PM

calling the Crouch's crooks would be an understatement. He was gay, paid off his "assistant" on a harassment suit, multiple homes, planes and a corporate "structure" so byzantine no one could unravel it all. That is, until the family started fighting over the spoils, and then it all came out. (Well, not all of it, Paul never did).

He and the Pink Haired wonder lived in separate (of their many) homes. I live just down the road from their West Coast operations base. Tackiest thing you've ever seen at Xmas. Rivals the early years of the Osborne lights. (slight snark).

Here's a good primer on just how loathsome they were:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/05/us/tbn-fight-offers-glimpse-insid....html?_r=0

Last edited by CreditWh0re, Thursday, July 21, 2016 6:02 PM
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Thursday, July 21, 2016 9:08 PM
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kevin38 said:

The thing I was most offended by was the "bombardier" jet.

Keeping up with Creflo Dollar ain't cheap! You can talk to God in any airplane, but He listens when you're doing it in a crazy-expensive private jet...


You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

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Friday, July 22, 2016 9:58 AM

I just want to thank all of you for these wonderful posts, as they brought a smile to my face. Thank God I opened up this thread.


Fever I really enjoy the Simpsons. It's just a shame that I am starting to LOOK like Homer.
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Friday, July 22, 2016 11:09 AM
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Reminded of a Black Adder episode in the first season where in order to raise money, Edmund sells a variety of faux-Holy relics...thinking there might be a lesson for HLE in there somewhere.


You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

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Friday, July 22, 2016 11:17 AM
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I can't help but think that TV ministry pretty much equals hypocrite. From Jim Bakker (financial improprieties, and I think, a philanderer) to Pat Robertson ("Fox's Married With Children is a vile, offensive show, oh, Fox, you want to buy my Family Channel? How quickly can I get the check?") to these folks....


Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
-- Groucho Marx

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Friday, July 22, 2016 12:17 PM

She's awesome.
The higher the hair the closer to God.

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Friday, July 22, 2016 6:07 PM

you really should check out these pics of the Trinity Broadcasting Complex at Christmas:

https://www.google.com/search?q=trinity+broadcasting+network+christ...gQ_AUIBygC

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Friday, July 22, 2016 10:37 PM

Over 25 years later, still as relevant as the day he said it.

Where did I say build a water slide? (Sam Kinison, NSFW)

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Monday, July 25, 2016 1:27 AM
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I forget where, it's towards the end, but at one point in this video the Televangelist refers to a commercial airline flight as a "Tube full of demons." Doesn't that justify a private jet? I mean... come on...

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Monday, July 25, 2016 6:10 AM
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Kraven the Raven said:
I read my Bible daily and have a degree in Theology, but can not recall the scripture where Jesus road a Harley while traveling around the Holy Land.

That part is in Revelations. ;)

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016 2:01 AM

RCMAC said:

She's awesome.
The higher the hair the closer to God.

We used to watch her late at night in the dorms at college, usually under the influence of something and were totally entertained. She would get hysterical about something with Jesus or needing money, all that make up would run, the tissue would be mauve and black by the end of the show. We seriously considered making a donation because we enjoyed it so much but never did. Before infomercials took over, it was her, old Star Trek reruns or Twilight Zones. The channels were a bit limited.

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 9:02 AM

I need that wig in my life!!!

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