"This is an ethical purpose that is beyond profit." So said Detroit Mayor Dave Bing as Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit teamed up Sunday with GM and the GM Minority Dealers Association to offer churchgoers a chance to test drive more than a dozen cars. As congregants left the northwest side church at 1 p.m., Pastor Charles Adams said the idea of Ride and Drive was to demonstrate GM's commitment to minority causes, its employment of thousands of local African Americans and to encourage churchgoers to buy a new GM car. And in a final act of disrespect, banks also were on hand to show potential new car owners how to apply for a loan. The church was chosen to host the event because it has a history of activism, said event spokesman Kevin McCormick. And because these folks have lots of disposable income to put towards a new car. I wonder if this church preaches the prosperity message, because if so those poor folks will think this is a divine blessing rather than the slick scam that it really is. Isn't this how the sub prime mess got started??
So what do you think about the hawking of new cars to churchgoers, on Sunday, AFTER CHURCH???? Does this smack of desperation on the part of GM, or, the willingness of the churchgoers to participate in this affront to Gods Day (as set aside by man as God completed creation on a Saturday.