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 to replace 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.”