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October 22, 2017

A double standard

John Hagee, a minister in San Antonio, is often criticized as a hypocrite and fraud for living in a Dominion mansion while preaching so-called prosperity theology. Yet Gregg Popovich, a San Antonio coaching icon, is revered as a great man for preaching justice and equality while also living in a Dominion mansion. Why the double standard?


  1. There are many in SA who do not revere the popped one. I’ll hazard a guess that many folk fall across the spectrum of: love/love, love/hate, hate/love, hate/hate, completely indifferent/completely indifferent.
    Don’t paint your argument with such a broad brush.

    Comment by Bob Bevard — October 22, 2017 @ 5:18 am | Reply

    • That’s a good point. Sometimes I get discouraged because the mainstream media and most of my social media consists of people who are on the never-Trump part of the spectrum.

      Comment by Mike Kueber — October 22, 2017 @ 2:22 pm | Reply

  2. !

    Comment by Bob Bevard — October 22, 2017 @ 5:19 am | Reply

  3. I would venture to say that it is likely because Popovich is a basketball coach and Hagee – apparently – is a Christian minister. Also equality and justice do not necessarily translate into economic socialism while the New Testament does not talk about “prosperity theology” but in fact teaches the contrary.

    Comment by Robert Icenhauer-Ramirez — October 22, 2017 @ 11:53 am | Reply

    • I, too, was raised to think that all priests (and ministers) had taken vows of poverty and was surprised later to learn that many had not. Yankees and Horns go down on the same weekend, plus my Fantasy opponent had both Carr and Crabtree on Thursday night – bummer weekend for me.

      Comment by Mike Kueber — October 22, 2017 @ 2:16 pm | Reply

    • p.s., my very-Christian son Jimmy got a fabulous-paying summer job two years ago supervising hundreds of unaccompanied children/immigrants at Lackland. Over $20 an hour and 12-hour days, with no heavy lifting 😉 After cashing one of his large paychecks, he proceeded to buy a $100+ shirt. I suggested to him that the purchase was not consistent with the Christian principles he was learning at Franciscan University. He responded that Christianity was OK with someone earning big bucks. I countered that it might be OK to earn big bucks, but I didn’t think it was Christian-like to spend those big bucks on frivolous things for himself.

      Comment by Mike Kueber — October 22, 2017 @ 2:40 pm | Reply

      • The one thing that I am certain of is that none of us can live up to the standards set in the New Testament. It will always be a sport for some to pick at those who claim to believe in it and yet fall short. I’m not one of them who enjoys that. It is not productive. However, people who get rich off of teaching a false strain of the New Testament are fair game in my opinion. That does not include your son, but does the preacher.

        Comment by Robert Icenhauer-Ramirez — October 22, 2017 @ 3:02 pm

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