Richard Flory, CRCC’s director of Research, spoke to KPCC radio about the latest developments with the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, CA. The Crystal Cathedral’s board of directors have rejected serious bids from Orange County’s Catholic diocese, a real estate developer, and Chapman University, because the church’s board wants to raise the money through donations instead.
The cathedral needs almost $50 million to make good on a mortgage and unsecured debt. The plan is to spend the next four months soliciting donations through the church’s “Hour of Power” TV program and at worship services.
“It fits with their long-time emphasis which is this possibility thinking. What was it…I think in the eighties…he may still say this: ‘Turn your scars into stars’. I mean there is all this kind of miraculous talk and now they are looking for an empirically verifiable miracle,” Flory told KPCC. “You either have the $50 million or you don’t.”
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