Television “evangelists” are never shy when it comes to asking you for money, but hey, with a name like Creflo Dollar, what would you expect?
But now, that insatiable need for your dough, may come back to bite them.
Benny Hinn under Senate investigation
On November 6, 2007, United States senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa announced an investigation of Hinn’s ministry by the United States Senate Committee on Finance. In a letter to BHM, Grassley asked for the ministry to divulge financial information to the Senate Committee on Finance to determine if Hinn made any personal profit from financial donations, and requested that Hinn’s ministry make the information available by December 6, 2007. The investigation also scrutinized five other televangelists: Paula White, Kenneth Copeland, Eddie Long, Joyce Meyer, and Creflo Dollar. On December 6, 2007, Hinn told the Associated Press that he would not respond to the inquiry until 2008.
Hinn joins Dollar in refusing to answer questions in Senate investigation
A second Christian ministry is refusing to meet a Thursday deadline for a Senate investigation into preachers’ salaries, perks and travel, The Associated Press has learned.
Ministry responses to televangelist review
On Friday, March 28, the Benny Hinn/World Healing Center Church delivered a second submission of information on cd and in hard copy form. This was the ministry’s second submission in a “rolling production” of documents.
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While I in no way want to see organizations like Benny Hinn’s profit inappropriately from donations, I am afraid all this is just part of the program (pogrom?) to bring down the credibility of Christians (the Church) worldwide.
There are many more (non-religious) tax-exempt organizations that the “federal Treasury forgoes billions of tax dollars a year” than the ones sited in this investigation. It may seem like a good thing on the surface, but I see a more sinister plot developing here.
In fact, groups like TBN, et al, may have always been a part of the plan for the Church’s “fall from grace”.
Just your average, self-abused futile worker.