Several months ago, Corey Brooks, pastor of the New Beginnings mega-church, baffled Southsiders by lending his support to billionaire Bruce Rauner's purchase of the position of Governor of Illinois. Perhaps Mr. Brooks was seduced by a glass of merlot from Rauner's exclusive wine club? Unlike Jesus Christ, though, who turned water into wine at no cost, Bruce Rauner pays $100,000 per year for his wine, an expense that's twice the average Chicago household income.
We've also noticed that Pastor Corey Brooks has taken a $pot on the Board of Directors at One Chance Illinois, aligning himself with Myles Mendoza's anti-union plutocrats, socialites and ed reform profiteers. More recently, Bruce Rauner has named Mr. Brooks to $erve on the Illinois Tollway Board. Cha-ching!
This makes us wonder: What Would Jesus Think?
- According to Mark, Jesus said, "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God."
- And according to Matthew, Jesus said, "You cannot serve both God and money."