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This Shady Trump-Supporting Preacher Gave a Sex-Scandal-Plagued Nigerian Pastor $1 Million and a Rolls-Royce - The Daily Beast
Mike Murdock wants you to plant a seed.
it can be a seed of anything you need or want more of. But in practice,
Murdock wants you to plant a seed of money.
says you have to trust that it will grow and return to you a hundred
times more than what you planted. Ten dollars will come back to you as
$1,000. One thousand will become $100,000.
Fifty-eight dollars, a popular sum based on Murdock’s 58 blessings, will bring you back $5,800.
In reality, it probably will grow with Mike Murdock. From there it just might end up as a seven-figure gift
to a fellow sex-scandal-embroiled Nigerian pastor. But that hasn’t
stopped people from giving Murdock their last $100, because God doesn’t
care about need. “God has never responded to pain,” Murdock says. “He only responds to faith.”
prosperity preacher became the latest evangelical leader to endorse
Donald Trump this month, calling the upstart presidential frontrunner
damn near a “genius.”
the true genius lies in the tax-exempt business model Murdock has built
for himself in the name of God—no tax disclosures, a sprawling Texas
megachurch, and a fabulously tacky home that he put on the market for
recently, Murdock found the cash to give his friend Biodun Fatoyinbo, a
Nigerian pastor, $1 million and a Rolls-Royce during a January 2014
visit to his COZA church in Abuja.
68 year old Wealthy Prominent and Adept Preacher released a
Million-dollar Gift to the Senior Pastor of COZA,” a gospel blogger who
reportedly witnessed the exchange wrote. “The Gift of a Rolls-Royce threw the Church into Shouts of Celebration and moved the Pastor and his wife to tears.”
(Reports don’t indicate whether the gift was in U.S. or Nigerian currency.)
Fatoyinbo has been accused of infidelity for years, before the pricey gift from Murdock. A Nigerian X Factor contestant publicly accused Fatoyinbo of engaging in extramarital sex with her in 2013, while another woman
accused Fatoyinbo of taking her to his hotel room and then trying to
bribe her to delete the evidence. The first woman, Ese Walter, claimed
the pastor had singled her out for a leadership role in the church, and
then propositioned her while on a trip to London, where she was enrolled
in graduate school.