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Black Church, Inc.” is the latest documentary from Moguldom Studios and it’s sure to ruffle plenty of feathers. Black mega churches have come under plenty of scrutiny from everyone from atheists to parishioners to the government regarding their collection of tithes and other monies and whether those funds actually fund the church or their pastors’ bank accounts, and now this docutainment film is taking a look at the controversial topic of financial abuse at the hands of so-called prophets for profit.

As a press release puts it, the hour-long feature “investigates and examines the sensationalism of the black church and its present day relationship with serving the community:”

“The film compares the black church’s origins to its modern day cultural relevance, and focuses on modern mega-churches and asks hard-hitting questions about service vs. the extravagant lifestyles of its multi-million dollar ministers and ministries. As the nation attempts to bounce back from a recession, mega-churches continue to raise hundreds of millions of dollars to fund their pastors’ exorbitant lifestyles.

“Through interviews with clergy members, politicians, community leaders and journalists, Black Church, Inc. explores whether the preachers, parishioners or communities are the benefactors of the millions of tax-free revenue generated by religious organizations.

“Black Church, Inc. attempts to justify the dichotomy of the profits of prophets. It takes a look at pastors who are seen as activists including Rev. Taharka Robinson, Rev. Al Sharpton and Pastor Raphael Warnock, as well as other pastors such as Rev. Eddie Long, Rev. Creflo Dollar and Rev. T.D. Jakes. The documentary takes a deep dive into controversial issues clouding the church including “love offerings” (cash payments given to ministers), financial abuse and the deification of the mega-church pastor all while asking… is prayer-for-profit moral?”

Despite the backlash the film may receive, Brett Dismuke, President of Moguldom Entertainment, assures this documentary doesn’t serve to bash the church or Christianity, saying:

“The purpose of our films is to provoke thought…to spark debate. Here at Moguldom, we accept the challenge of initiating difficult conversations. Black Church, Inc. is another example of presenting a question that many people within our community have been wondering.”

Check out the trailer below and see for yourself. “Black Church, Inc.” will be released on Google Play and iTunes June 30. What do you think?

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