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John Oliver's Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption church closes

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It seems the exemption is not in fact perpetual at John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight church, as the establishment he created has sadly come to an end.

Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption, the church started by megareverend and CEO Pastor John Oliver founded only a few short weeks ago, announced its doors — and more importantly, its donation address — have been closed.

The announcement isn’t a forced one, however. Rather, Oliver made the announcement on the church’s website, explaining that it was because the donations they were receiving took a turn for the strange.

“We have still, miraculously, not broken any laws by promising you untold riches in return for sending us money,” Oliver explained. “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.”

At the very least, all of those monetary donations Oliver actually received went to good use. They’ve been forwarded on from Oliver’s pockets to Doctors Without Borders. Praise be. 

To relive the church’s almost monthlong existence, watch its founding as Oliver critiques televangelists in the Last Week Tonight clip below.

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