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How Rick Warren Managed to Raise $2.4 Million+ Before the New Year

Begging for year-end cash does work! After e-blasting Saddleback Church’s members with a tale of a $900,000 budget shortfall, embroiled anti-gay pastor Rick Warren finds himself in the clear. Seven figures in the clear.

With $2.4 million in donations — and counting — rolling in before the New Year, it appears Warren’s cash flow problems are resolved. He announced the windfall at a Saturday sermon, and even then he was only including the cash donations that walked in through the door, and not those that were delivered by email or the web.

And he didn’t even have to hold any fancy Hollywood dinner party fundraisers.