Preachers of Detroit is a true celebration of excess

Detroit is a city in crisis. The black middle class is a distant memory. It is a sad city with a bleak future, but as you drive through the city you are struck by the abandoned buildings that sometimes sit adjacent to massive cathedrals. One wonders how are these churches supported when they sit in the middle of urban blight? Friday night a new group of preachers have decided to share their experiences on primetime television. I knew I had stepped through the looking glass when one of the preachers and his family were all sporting designer sunglasses, but their dog was also wearing sunglasses and that took it to a new level of depravity. I am left with a question, why do the impoverished and the working poor continue to bring their hard earned and hard to come by money to preachers who flee the city at the sight of dusk? Why are you waiting in the cold for a city bus and he is profiling next to a Bentley? The reality of these preacher shows is they are more minstrel than ministerial, and if you look at them that way then pass the popcorn.

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