John Oliver announced the inevitable in a letter on Sunday: He’s closing his month-old church, Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption.
Oliver established his own church in mid-August after realizing just how much money televangelists and their megachurches swindle out of their followers.
As originally announced, the donations are going to Doctors Without Borders.
Here’s Oliver’s letter to his followers:
It is I, Megareverend and C.E.O. of Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption Church, Pastor John Oliver.
We thank you for all your kind donations, but I’m sorry to report that we have closed down the church. And let me take a moment to explain why – it’s certainly not because we have to.
We have still, miraculously, not broken any laws by promising you untold riches in return for sending us money. We’re also not closing down because you all kept sending us actual seeds, even though we explicitly told you not to. We’re closing because multiple people sent us sperm through the mail. And when someone sends you jizz through the mail, it’s time to stop whatever you’re doing.
So we are shutting this s**t down. Praise be!
P.S. All previous monetary donations have been forwarded to Doctors Without Borders. We did not send the sperm.
Watch the establishment of the church, from HBO, below: