It's hard not to laugh at this one, but this seems to be one of those times when the law of positive attraction really wasn't compatible with religion. The Crystal Cathedral of the Reformed Church in America, better known to Sunday morning devotees as the "Hour of Power," has filed for Chapter 11. Apparently the church owes about $43 million, including a $34 million plus mortgage.
While the current pastor, the Rev. Sheila Schuller Coleman, has vowed the congregation will overcome and fight back, it may finally offer an explanation as to why her brother Robert Schuller Jr. was fired so quickly after he was named their father's successor -- because he realized the church's finances were in such a mess he couldn't cope (not to mention Junior's approach to his sermons was actually much more Biblically based and sound than his father's -- which didn't sit well with the Health and Wealth crowd).
Touchy feely religion has never really appealed to me ... nor does the high flying lifestyle of many televangelists. Remember a few years back Schuller Sr. got lucky to get off after an incident of air rage. But the whole thing seems to prove that there really is no business like show business, especially in religion.
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