"The ex-owners allege in arbitration claims that, among other things, the artist known for his dreamily luminous landscapes and street scenes used his Christian faith to persuade them to invest in the independently owned stores, which sell only Kinkade's work.That is the thing Christians should find terrifying--that people would use their faith for profit.
'They really knew how to bait the hook,' said one former dealer who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the case. 'They certainly used the Christian hook.'"
September 1, 2006
Say it ain't so
Hat tip to Anglican for this story about Thomas Kinkade, the very popular Christian artist and how business and Christianity sometimes mix in a toxic way: