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Why John Oliver, Host of HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight,’ Created His Own Church

Aug 19, 2015  •  Post A Comment

“Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver has set up his own church, which has its own website and is accepting donations. The church, Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption, is part of an attack on televangelists by Oliver, who is using the church to illustrate how, in Oliver’s view, some televangelists use their tax-exempt status to callously build their own wealth.

The website for Oliver’s church is accepting donations, which reportedly will go to Doctors Without Borders.

Here’s Oliver’s piece on televangelists from “Last Week Tonight,” in which Oliver introduces his church — he presents the new church beginning around the 14:40 mark:

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