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Mon Sep 24, 2012, 06:44 AM

AP IMPACT: Tragedy meant big money for NY minister (he helped himself)

Source: AP-Excite

By BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE and DAVID B. CARUSO

NEW YORK (AP) - Before the Sept. 11 attacks, the Rev. Carl Keyes was a little-known pastor of a small New York City congregation searching for members and money.

When the twin towers fell, his fortunes changed.

Donors poured $2.5 million into the minister's charity to help 9/11 victims. More opportunities to raise relief money would come later, with at least another $2.3 million collected for efforts along the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast, in the poorest corners of West Virginia and Tennessee, and even in remote African villages.

Tens of millions more flowed through his fingers from the sale of church properties.

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Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20120924/DA1G2L8G1.html




In this March 3, 2010 photo, the Rev. Carl Keyes speaks to an audience in Harrisonburg, Va., about his life experiences relating to his organization, Aid for the World. Before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Keyes was a little-known pastor of a small New York City congregation searching for members and money. When the twin towers fell, his fortunes changed. Donors poured $2.5 million into the ministerís charity to help 9/11 victims. More opportunities to raise relief money would come later, with at least another $2.3 million collected for efforts along the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast, in the poorest corners of West Virginia and Tennessee, and even in remote African villages. Tens of millions more flowed through his fingers from the sale of church properties. But Keyes, a one-time construction worker, did more than help the needy with the millions donated - he helped himself. According to financial records, internal correspondence and interviews with former employees conducted by The Associated Press, Keyes blurred the lines between his charities, his ministry and his personal finances while promoting himself as an international humanitarian. (AP Photo/Ryan Freeland)

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Reply AP IMPACT: Tragedy meant big money for NY minister (he helped himself) (Original post)
Omaha Steve Sep 2012 OP
SemperEadem Sep 2012 #1
bupkus Sep 2012 #2
LeftofObama Sep 2012 #3
Joe Bacon Sep 2012 #4
olegramps Sep 2012 #5
DollarBillHines Sep 2012 #6
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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 07:03 AM

1. a leech

plain and simple.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 07:48 AM

3. A "minister" who enriches himself with other people's money?

Let me put my shocked face on!

My dad used to say if you come home and the preacher is leaving your house he's either wiping his mouth or zipping up his pants.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 08:23 AM

4. Yet another Pulpit Pimp

Talks the Jesus talk, walks the Ayn Rand walk.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 09:31 AM

5. Organized religion is the biggest rack in the world.

Always was one and it will alway be. The suckers will never wise up to the fact that these charlatans are sitting on their fat asses while they are out slaving away. You can take all the sincerity of these leeches and put it in a gnats navel and have room left over.

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Mon Sep 24, 2012, 01:59 PM

6. Is that Lewis Black's fatter brother?

When I saw the pic, I thought this was from The Onion.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 12:59 AM

7. Disgusting worm.

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