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Pastor rips congregation for being 'broke' after they fail to buy him watch

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Pastor Carlton Funderburke of Kansas City was caught on video making the comments when his congregation would not purchase him a Movado watch - which ranges in price from $395 to $3,295 U.S. © Provided by Toronto Sun Pastor Carlton Funderburke of Kansas City was caught on video making the comments when his congregation would not purchase him a Movado watch - which ranges in price from $395 to $3,295 U.S.
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A Missouri pastor has gone viral after ripping into his congregation, calling them “poor,” “broke,” “busted and disgusted.”

Their sin? Not buying him an expensive watch, according to reports.

Pastor Carlton Funderburke, of Kansas City, was caught on video making the comments when members of his congregation would not purchase him a Movado watch, which range in price from (US)$395 to (US)$3,295.

“I’m not worth your McDonald’s money? I’m not worth your Red Lobster money?” Funderburke told parishioners the Church at the Well on Aug. 7. “I ain’t worth your St. John Knits — y’all can’t afford it no how.

“I ain’t worth your Louis Vuitton? I ain’t worth your Prada? I’m not worth your Gucci?”

Funderburke founded the church with his wife, Pastor Sylvarena Funderburke.

The video was posted on Facebook. Funderburke says on the video that he asked for the watch last year “and here it is all the way in August and I still ain’t got it.

“Let me kick down the door and talk to my cheap sons and daughters,” he says.

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The video was posted to three days ago and garnered hundreds of thousands of views and comments, according to the Daily Mail.

Funderburke later released an apology video.

“No context could erase the words I used. I apologize to all the people that have been hurt or angered or anyway damaged by my words.

“For those who know and love me, thank you for your support,’ he said. ‘For those who now know me because of this video clip, I regret that your first impression of me is one of anger, hate, and resentment.”

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