We Called The Last Week Tonight “Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption” Hotline (And You Should Too!)
Since we’ve been away, a bunch of us here at DAPS have become pretty big fans of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (airing Sundays at 11pm on HBO). Tonight lives on the wonderful intersection of smart and silly, occasionally creating real change as it entertains. This week, Oliver and co. take on exploitative televangelists, and the bullshit that they put out into the world. Above is the video we’re referring to, watch that now, if you haven’t already and then continue reading.
I’ll wait, I’m only text.
One of our favorite things about the show, is that it’s occasionally interactive. At the end of this particular segment, a phone number is presented to viewers who are encouraged to call an “Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption” hotline. So, of course, we called. It’s TOTALLY worth calling.
As of 12pm on Tuesday August 8th, the line is still open for you to call. No, you don’t have to go find the number again, we took a screenshot which we’ve placed below.
Oh, and by the way, when we called, we were asked repeatedly for a donation and were repeatedly given an address to send it to.
Ok, Mr. Oliver, we’ll bite. Let’s see how this plays out.