- Sarah Posner: Televangelist Creflo Dollar asking congregants to help finance a $65 million Gulfstream G650
- She says government should oversee tax-exempt churches that essentially operate as for-profit enterprises
- Posner: Senate committee took up this issue but dropped it; this seems to have emboldened Dollar
Sarah Posner is a contributing writer to Religion Dispatches and author of "God's Profits: Faith, Fraud, and the Republican Crusade for Values Voters."
(CNN)Creflo Dollar's new scheme to raise $60 million to purchase a luxury Gulfstream G650 airplane is the latest chapter in a long and sordid history of televangelists exploiting their churches' tax-exempt status -- and their congregants -- to line their own pockets.