Church officials said they'd hoped to have some tickets available for the public but ran out when they couldn't satisfy demand among church members, who got the first crack at tickets that sold for $500 to $2,000.
Church officials said they decided to charge admission for people who wanted a chance to see the Republican and Democratic presidential hopefuls because of the expenses to stage the event and provide television feeds to a host of networks. ocregister.com
Seriously that must have been a nice little haul they brought in, but the "cost of network feeds"? What are you kidding, do you really think people are going to believe that the networks didn't pay top dollar for this?
Purpose driven life, indeed...