Kirk Franklin slams Creflo Dollar for having a 'shortage of character' after private jet campaign

theGRIO REPORT - Kirk Franklin is speaking out about Creflo Dollar requesting his church buy him a private jet...

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Weeks ago, Creflo Dollar made a simple request to his followers: he wanted 200,000 people to donate at least $300 each so that his ministry could purchase a Gulfstream 650 private jet that costs about $65 million. The mega-church leader called it Project G650.

Today, the Atlanta-based pastor has been caught up in a firestorm of criticism for his enterprising request.

Gospel singer Kirk Franklin penned an op-ed this week for, blasting Dollar for having poor character.

When a pastor wants people to buy him a private plane while a missionary in Somalia bathes children with sores, that’s a shortage of character. When I camouflage my “greeds” to look like “needs,” that’s a shortage of character. When young students are comfortable enough to sing racial slurs on a bus while furthering their education to someday lead a corporation that may have minorities apply for jobs, that’s a shortage of character…

And it’s something you can’t teach in school.

After much criticism, Dollar shut down Project G650.

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