Thirty years ago, a jury convicted televangelist Jim Bakker of mail fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy after learning that he too, operated with a secret budget.
For those keeping track, the old cliche is true. “The Wheels of Justice turn slowly, but exceedingly fine.”
Televangelists have long reaped extravagant financial benefits by appearing as special guests and hosting programs for religious TV networks.
Brittany Crouch Davidson, the granddaughter of Trinity Broadcasting Network founders Paul Sr. and Jan Crouch, and niece to current TBN President Matthew Crouch, has been sued by the religious TV network 21 times.
The National Hurricane Center is forecasting “total rain accumulations of 15 to 30 inches and isolated maximum amounts of 40 inches over the middle and upper Texas coast through Thursday.”
Religious broadcasters have cashed in by selling their stations’ broadcast frequencies back to the FCC. In return, the FCC is re-licensing this wireless spectrum to the cell phone companies.
Many discernment ministries have already written about the bad doctrines espoused by Bickle. Now it is time to examine his ministries’ finances. Are they transparent? Are there red flags (besides bad doctrine) that Christians should closely examine?
As we walk with God, we will enjoy the process of discovery, for God has hidden truths for us. “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.” – Proverbs 25:2
In 1987, Congress held hearings to examine government oversight or the lack thereof for religious institutions. The hearing was spurred on by allegations of fraud…
Following the spectacular implosion of President Nixon’s political career in the Watergate scandal, Warner Brothers released the drama “All The President’s Men.” In a key scene informant Deep Throat tells Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward, “Just follow the money.”