Rev Ike was the TV preacher we remember from the Seventies, a Jackie Wilson look alike, and his money message certainly set the stage for the real crooks who'd follow. The good Rev. died this week after suffering a stroke two years ago. I am surprised he was only 74. His church is asking for donations in his memory. And the entire Rev. Ike pitch went like this:
“The love of money is not the root of all evil,
It is the lack of money.
Have you ever seen a rich man
down in the street mugging someone?
You can talk all you want
about the pie in the sky
and the sweet bye and bye,
but what about the good ol' now and now!”