The news is out: [Roughly $32 billion in federal loans were given out to help small businesses in Florida during the pandemic. NBC 6 Responds found a chunk of that money went to nonprofits and religious organizations that didn’t qualify for these types of loans previously.
King Jesus International Ministry Church got $2,027,537 in PPP funds, according to the SBA data. The Miami mega-church hosted an event for President Donald Trump earlier this year.
According to the SBA’s data, the Archdiocese of Miami and organizations associated with it got roughly $24,506,262 to help pay more than 2,500 employees at churches, schools, and charities.
An NBC 6 analysis of South Florida religious organizations that received PPP loans, found the following organizations, which are registered to the Florida Department of State as “not for profit,” were among those that received the most in PPP funds.
King Jesus International Ministry Church in Miami – $2,027,537
Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Inc in Fort Lauderdale – $1,662,256
Temple Beth AM in Pinecrest – $1,533,200
St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Inc. in Miami – $1,283,700
Christ Fellowship Baptist Church, Inc. in Miami – $1,163,600
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Inc. in Miami – $1,004,182
Temple Beth Sholom Inc. in Miami Beach – $953,200
Trinity Church Inc. in Miami – $879,500
Temple Beth Emet in Fort Lauderdale – $841,205]
God may be omnipotent, omniscient, almighty, but he is also a common thief.