Black Church, Inc.: Prophets for Profit

November 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – November 27, 2019 @ 9:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History

As part of the weekly Community Dialogue and Discussion, the library will highlight iconic cinematic features, highlighting specific intersections of the Black Experience. Each week, colorful conversations and dialogues dedicated to LGBTQ+ issues, Black Mental Health, The Black Church and Spirituality and Black Fatherhood will be explored.

Black Church, Inc. attempts to justify the dichotomy of the profits of prophets. It compares pastors who are seen as activists such as Rev. Taharka Robinson, Rev. Al Sharpton and Pastor Raphael Warnock with pastors who are criticized for being celebrity brands such as Rev. Eddie Long, Rev. Creflo Dollar and Rev. T.D. Jakes. The documentary takes a deep dive into controversial issues clouding the church including love offerings (cash payments given to ministers), financial abuse and the deification of the mega-church pastor all while asking… is prayer-for-profit moral?