Outsourcing Prayer Lines

I stumbled across this disturbing piece yesterday while reading the news. Major television ministries are outsourcing their prayer lines to India! The more I read, the more hot under the collar I got.

DES MOINES รขโ‚ฌโ€ Last month, Lori Danes, 43, called the prayer line of a major television ministry and requested prayer for her mother’s persistent ulcers. But her prayer representative, who called himself “Darren,” prayed in a strong Indian accent that “all the gods would bless her mightily.”

“I was stunned,” Danes says. “It was like I’d called a demon prayer line.”

The manager of India Prayer Solutions, located in Mumbai, India, apologized for the incident and fired the employee who, he said, had not been properly trained. But dozens of similar incidents have rattled U.S. callers since major ministries began outsourcing their prayer lines to India. The ministries insist they are overwhelmed by the growing number of calls for prayer.

“There aren’t enough Americans willing to sit in the prayer tower and take calls anymore,” says a prayer coordinator at a major ministry which jobbed out its prayer lines last year.

There’s more to the article that will make you mad! I read the article twice trying to find the name of the ministry that had done this, but it wasn’t listed in the article. I thought I’d search for the India company, India Prayer Solutions and see if I could find the name of the ministry that way…

… and about this time I noticed that the article appeared on LarkNews.com. Er… I recognize that site. It’s satire.

Dagnabbit, I’d been had. ๐Ÿ˜›