Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Let The Caterwauling Commence

AP (11.06.07):
"Acting on tips about preachers who ride in Rolls Royces and have purportedly paid $30,000 for a conference table, the top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee said Tuesday he's investigating the finances of six well-known TV ministers.

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said those under scrutiny include faith healer Benny Hinn, Georgia megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar and one of the nation's best known female preachers, Joyce Meyer."

Grassley Probes Televangelists' Finances

"Grassley sent letters to the half-dozen Christian media ministries earlier this week requesting answers by Dec. 6 about their expenses, executive compensation and amenities, including use of fancy cars and private jets."

"In a statement, Grassley said he was acting on complaints from the public and news coverage of the organizations."

"'The allegations involve governing boards that aren't independent and allow generous salaries and housing allowances and amenities such as private jets and Rolls Royces,' Grassley said."

Others receiving letters were Ken Copeland, Eddie Long, and Randy White.



Post a Comment