Franklin to Dollar: “When I camouflage my ‘greeds’ to look like ‘needs,’ that’s a shortage of character.”

The Huffington Post reports,

Kirk Franklin Blasts Creflo Dollar’s ‘Project G650’ Campaign

Creflo Dollar’s “Project G650” campaign to get 200,000 people to donate money to fund the purchase of a private $65 million Gulfstream G650 airplane for his ministry is now defunct. His ambitious request toreplace his malfunctioning 30-year-old plane prompted many to criticize the Atlanta-based televangelist.

Among them appears to be gospel musician and author Kirk Franklin, who recently penned an op-ed piece for Patheos.com in which he seemed to question Dollar’s character, as well as that of other leaders in society.

“We don’t have a shortage of greatness, we have a shortage of character. When a pastor wants people to buy him a private plane while a missionary in Somalia bathes children with sores, that’s a shortage of character,” the Grammy Award winner wrote. “When I camouflage my ‘greeds’ to look like ‘needs,’ that’s a shortage of character.”

Franklin also mentioned the recently surfaced video that shows members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon singing a racist chat.

“When young students are comfortable enough to sing racial slurs on a bus while furthering their education to someday lead a corporation that may have minorities apply for jobs, that’s a shortage of character,” he wrote. “And it’s something you can’t teach in school.”

Creflo Dollar Ministries did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Huffington Post.

Source: By Brennan Williams, Kirk Franklin Blasts Creflo Dollar’s ‘Project G650’ Campaign, The Huffington Post, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/24/kirk-franklin-blasts-creflo-dollar-project-g650-campaign_n_6934480.html, Published 24/03/2015. (Accessed 26/03/2015.)

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