Televangelists were the target of Last Week Tonight host John Oliver’s scorn on Sunday and boy was it an incredible segment.
“Churches are a cornerstone of American life. There are 350,000 congregations in the United States and many of them do great work feeding the hungry, clothing the poor,” explained Oliver. “But this is not a story about them, this is about churches that exploit people’s faith for monetary gain.”
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Oliver also took aim at America’s tax law, which allows these snake oil salesmen to get away with a whole lot of obscene things, by starting his very own (and completely legal) church called Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption.