The account is brutal but the owner is willing to admit some nuance:
As somebody that has given money to my local church, personally I would be a little irritated if I saw the pastor step out in some fresh Yeezys. I would at least ask the question.
The rebuttal to that is ‘Well, these megachurch guys are doing major book sales or doing speaking tours,’ which is valid. I don’t fault any of them for making a lot of money. But I do think that you’re held to a different standard if you are leading a church that people are contributing money to and investing some amount of their trust in you to lead them spiritually. That’s a pretty heavy calling. I think you at least need to be aware of the optics of the things that you’re wearing.
My (charitable) guess is these guys hire professional clothes shoppers and it is all charged to an expense account; not a sign of moral depravity as much as moral obtuseness. Obviously I prefer the good old days of shabby black suits.