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"Bernie Ebbers: #1 Christian Entrepreneur?"

Superhappyfun Blog That's the title of this exciting article at Business Reform Magazine, the business journal of WorldNetDaily. You may remember t

Superhappyfun Blog

That's the title of this exciting article at Business Reform Magazine, the business journal of WorldNetDaily.

You may remember that Ebbers, the former CEO of WorldCom, was convicted on Tuesday of taking part in an $11 billion accounting fraud, the largest in U.S. history.

Well, this didn't sit well with Business Reform, who only two years ago had named Ebbers as their "#1 Christian Entrepreneur."  Let's see if they've changed their assessment of him now that he's a convicted felon (long story short: Sadly, No! ):

In introducing the original list, Business Reform did not clearly define the criteria, but seemed to hint that candidates needed to be professing Christians and needed to "have been recognized by the world as successful entrepreneurs - each had an idea, saw a problem, took steps to serve others in his respective corner of the market, and then did so in such a way that provided well for himself, his immediate family, and his progeny. Innovation, business savvy, and an attunement to legacy - each of these qualities was rooted in each man's faith and led to the success of both his life and the life of his company."

With the exception of providing well for his progeny (he's childless), I'd argue that Mr. Ebbers belongs at the top of that list!

Right, so as long as you say you're a Christian, make a lot of money and aren't gay, you have Business Reform's approval.  It doesn't matter that Bernie ruined a lot of people's lives, because the Bible doesn't really discuss proper accounting methods (which is why True Christians generally let Jews handle such ungodly matters).  Plus- he's not gay.Business Reform Magazine, the business journal of WorldNetDaily.

You may remember that Ebbers, the former CEO of WorldCom, was convicted on Tuesday of taking part in an $11 billion accounting fraud, the largest in U.S. history.

Well, this didn't sit well with Business Reform, who only two years ago had named Ebbers as their "#1 Christian Entrepreneur." Let's see if they've changed their assessment of him now that he's a convicted felon (long story short: Sadly, No! ):


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In introducing the original list, Business Reform did not clearly define the criteria, but seemed to hint that candidates needed to be professing Christians and needed to "have been recognized by the world as successful entrepreneurs - each had an idea, saw a problem, took steps to serve others in his respective corner of the market, and then did so in such a way that provided well for himself, his immediate family, and his progeny. Innovation, business savvy, and an attunement to legacy - each of these qualities was rooted in each man's faith and led to the success of both his life and the life of his company."

With the exception of providing well for his progeny (he's childless), I'd argue that Mr. Ebbers belongs at the top of that list!

Right, so as long as you say you're a Christian, make a lot of money and aren't gay, you have Business Reform's approval. It doesn't matter that Bernie ruined a lot of people's lives, because the Bible doesn't really discuss proper accounting methods (which is why True Christians generally let Jews handle such ungodly matters). Plus- he's not gay.

Undoubtedly, a few of you will argue that there's no way Bernie Ebbers should be considered a great Christian Entrepreneur. By the time you read this, it's possible that the jury will have returned a verdict in the government's case against Bernie Ebbers. As I'm sure you know, poor Bernie faces charges on securities fraud that could send him up the river for the rest of his life.

Ooh, poor Bernie!  All he did was bankrupt his company after lying to the Securities and Exchange Commission about his earnings!  Sure, his shareholders and employees lost a fortune, but nobody put a gun to their head and made them invest in WorldCom!  read on...

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Undoubtedly, a few of you will argue that there's no way Bernie Ebbers should be considered a great Christian Entrepreneur. By the time you read this, it's possible that the jury will have returned a verdict in the government's case against Bernie Ebbers. As I'm sure you know, poor Bernie faces charges on securities fraud that could send him up the river for the rest of his life.

Ooh, poor Bernie! All he did was bankrupt his company after lying to the Securities and Exchange Commission about his earnings! Sure, his shareholders and employees lost a fortune, but nobody put a gun to their head and made them invest in WorldCom! read on...

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