Mrs. Schuller has pneumonia and a lot of gall

At least her husband (and or family) does. Sorry to hear she’s under the weather, but damn..

An email sent out to members of the Crystal Cathedral congregation requesting meals for founder Robert H. Schuller’s wife Arvella, who is ill with pneumonia, is creating mixed feelings of sadness and outrage among members.

According to longtime member Jim McDonald, an email was sent out by administrators to Bible study groups as well as church elders, asking that meals for the reverend’s wife be dropped off at the cathedral’s Tower of Hope where the Schullers’ limo drivers will be waiting to pick them up at the designated time.

Member Bob Canfield says he was outraged when he got the message.

These are millionaires who have limos and chauffeurs,” he said. “Why in God’s name would they want the congregants to deliver meals? It’s ludicrous.”

They expect their followers to dish out four weeks worth of dinner for the woman. But not just any meals:

The message also requests that the meals be low in sodium and include items such as fruit, meats, soup and egg dishes such as quiches.

Cathedral spokesman John Charles said the request for meals was simply an effort to rally around the Schullers, who are both in their 80s.

“We didn’t want people going to their home because they are very private people,” he said. “That’s why we asked that the food be dropped off at the tower so the limo drivers can pick them up and deliver them.”

Excuse me for saying so, Reverend Schuller, but if you can afford to pay limo drivers, you can afford to hire a cook for a month. You’ve already asked your followers to bankrupt themselves to pay for your extravagant church pageants. Give them a break, eh? Just a suggestion.

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