According to Steven Colbert, "God loves blinking lights and Dolby stereo," but those are among the cutbacks that may have to be made at the Southern Californian megachurch, the Crystal Cathedral. Robert H Schuller’s legacy project is in financial trouble and is struggling after an $8 million drop in revenue in 2009.
To keep the 7,000-member church afloat, the Crystal Cathedral is selling 170 acres of Orange County property known as Rancho Capistrano, cutting television broadcasts and laying off 50 employees. The church claims that the economy, not a family feud, caused a drop in support.
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