It’s not secret—pastors like money just like the rest of us—some, however, like it a little more than others. The ministries here have gifted their pastors with perhaps the most bling-ful gift of all: a private plane.
Homosexual in Iran? Death to you. They are not alone. Brunei, Mauritania, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen all have the ability to enforce such a ruling. 75 other countries can criminalize you for being homosexual.
When cigarette sells began to decline several years ago because people didn’t want to die of lung cancer, the tobacco industry didn’t rethink their product—they just rethought their strategy and began to work on increasing brand awareness in less educated countries. Without their redistribution of toxin we might never have had the smoking Indonesian baby.