Detroit Takes Bailout Battle to the Altar

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

Detroit has taken their woes and put it on the Lord:

With sport-utility vehicles at the altar and auto workers in the pews, one of Detroit’s largest churches on Sunday offered up prayers for Congress to bail out the struggling auto industry.

“We have never seen as midnight an hour as we face this week,” the Rev. Charles Ellis told several thousand congregants at a rousing service at Detroit’s Greater Grace Temple. “This week, lives are hanging above an abyss of uncertainty as both houses of Congress decide whether to extend a helping hand.”

Local car dealerships donated three hybrid SUVs to be displayed during the service, one from each of the Big Three. A Ford Escape, Chevy Tahoe from GM and a Chrysler Aspen were parked just in front of the choir and behind the pulpit.

Ellis said he and other Detroit ministers would pray and fast until Congress voted on a bailout for Detroit’s embattled automakers. He urged his congregation to do the same.

SUV’s at the altar? We would say, “Jesus, take the wheel,” but it appears as though he’s a little tied up doing exactly that. SMH

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  • MissBlaze43

    GOLD

    yes, the Lord will hear and answer your prayers

  • PURPPLE

    well my word if they would just stop making so many cars…..

  • MissBlaze43

    I have a question, though, were any of the Exec’s there at church praying and giving thanks, as well? Now THAT would be a sight to see.

  • PURPPLE

    lol….Ill take church for $1,000 Neen!

  • PURPPLE

    MissBlaze you know them execs was chilling on they private jets blowing engine fuel gasses at the hybrid car makers……

  • DR.FUNK

    TO HELL WITH THEIR PRAYERS!!!…BWHAHAHAHAHAHA!
    They should be praying for a leaner…greener…more cutting edge personal transportation industry-led by minority inventors & suppliers that changes the game up.Praying for these dinosaurs on life support is DUMB.God is not listening.

  • Nina Knows

    They got the people praying, while the execs is playing… golf that is.

    You know they hit up “Club Med” that night…lol

  • Joey B

    so whats in it for the pastor…that whole idea was disrespectful.

  • Princess Moon

    praying for a bailout?

    most ridiculous thing I have ever seen! Way to exploit the church! smh

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  • Illuminate Truth

    Is this for real? OK…..I guess The Almighty has stock in GM or Ford. I put this right up there with an athlete “thanking God” after a victory. Like He has some interest in the outcome of a game (smh). Wasn’t it written that man was given dominion over ALL the earth……that means WE gotta get ourselves outta this ish. He turned the wheel over to us a long time ago but we keep driving off the damn road. Give unto Ceasers which is Ceasers, give unto God that which is His……this economy ish belongs to Ceaser. Damn, do they read their own Book?

  • PURPPLE

    LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO@ THE WHEEL TO THAT FORD ESCAPE………….U A FOOL FOR DAT..AAAAAHAHAHAHA.

  • PURPPLE

    Heeey ILL 🙂

    You know they own stuff apply to everybody but them…thats part of THE MAN etiquette 101

  • mojojojo

    @purple
    did you use to go by the name of purple snapple juice?

  • Special K

    @ Joey B

    100% co-sign I agree I thought the same thing when I first looked at the picture and thought they were doing some sort of raffle lol

  • Nina Knows

    The pastor tried to match his robe with that Chevy Tahoe on purpose.

    figgety, figgety, fact!

  • pm

    Get rid of the Unions and Exec sell the companies to China or the Arabs. Make hybrids in detroit and give goverment rebates of 10K to people who buy the new hybrid cars using the billout money.

  • Illuminate Truth

    “With sport-utility vehicles at the altar and auto workers in the pews………..”

    I wonder how many times the collection plate went around taking money from these (possibly) soon to be out of work auto workers…

  • Sucker Free

    why should we bailout companies that produce low quality products? the FREE marketplace is supposedly based on competition…i don’t see Nissan, Honda, or Toyota having these problems!

    it’s so cold in the D indeed!

  • hey

    to: Joey B] There’s nothing in it for the pastor. Many of his members as well as others (including whites) who were directly and indirectly connected to the big 3 (directly – car dealerships, parts supply like American Axle, Blue Cross Blue Shield, indirectly – restaurants and other businesses). It’s so many people out of work. The Big 3 laysoffs are competing with the DPS layoffs for jobs. That’s part of the reason Affirmative Action got banned in Michigan. Many of their employees had to take a buyout. There’s suppose to be more layoffs. The Big 3 got Detroit screwed.

  • Joey B

    @Special K….. LOL @raffle!..thats what it look like though

    @hey….im glad its a positive side to that,cause i was thinkin somethin totally different.thanks for explaining!

  • bria

    Well that is just the silliest thing I ever saw. I don’t know why people do so much grand standing for God. He hears your heart. You don’t have to put cars on the alter.

  • http://www.wendyista.blogspot.com wendyista.blogspot.com

    wtf?!?

  • daughtercreole

    This is a Shame
    I’m going to be a future politician and let me state that if Congress bailout $34 billion dollars for the Detriot Automobile industry…then other failing industries we ask the government for the same hand out….Come on people ASIAN manfactured cars are the best automobiles on the market…Congress should be helping people attend college bailout billions in dollars for Americans to be educated

  • Thank You Jesus

    Thank You Jesus!

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