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Edited to add: because I know many Christian leaders who would NEVER respond this way, I have no tolerance for the drama. Humility is not present in the Kangs. 2nd edit: Best Jesse Ever Saying First Name Jesse T-Shirt I know many decent human beings, regardless of faith, who wouldn’t respond so immaturely This is the same Kelly Kang who famously rebuked the entire congregation in 2004 because she did not receive a single Mother’s Day card from any congregation member. All the staff panicked and she received 400+ Mother’s Day cards that year down to the college undergrads, all belated.