January 16th, 2005
CHAOS AT PRESS CONFERENCE OF BENNY HINN PROGRAM
15th January 2004
There was a total chaos in the press meet organised by the committe of
`Pray for India and Festival of Blessing' (Benny Hinn's Program) in
Bangalore Press Club Today at 12.00 noon.
The program organisers Gul Kriplani, Paul Thangaiah, former DGP
Kolaso, Ruban, Satyavrat and Samuel spoke about the objectives of
Benny Hinn's program to be organised in the city of 21st of this
month. They briefed the jam packed media with a boring speech for over
45 minutes. Media reporters from various print and electronic Media
After all this, question/answer session started:
First a Hindu Voice Representative questioned about the handbills
which has been distributed throughout Bangalore city in which it has
targeted Hindus as followers of idol worship, prostitution, black
magic etc etc and advised to accept Jesus as the only God.
Tamasha begins: Gul Kriplani (Chairman) evades the question by saying
that it is not tjeir pamphlet and they have nothing to do with that.
He demanded a copy of the leaflet to be produced immediately by saying
that whosoever is responsible action will be taken against him.
Suddenly a media person appeared in the scene and presented it to him
and to all the media persons by saying "HERE IT IS".
Stunned Gul Kriplani said: "I have no idea about it, Mr. Colasa and
Paul Thangaiah will answer you."
Paul Thangaiah and Colaso said: "This pamphlet is not for public
distribution, but for Church circulation and should have been
distributed only to christians".
Hearing this nonsense, media men were on their feet and protested his
comments, saying: "You people have already circulated over 3,00,000
pamphlets in all the pockets of Bangalore and now you are saying it is
only for church circulation, who are you trying to fool? That means
you are preaching hate against the Hindu community in your churches",
for which both Paul Thangaiah and Colaso had become voiceless and were
Some media men questioned: "Who is Benny Hinn and how much you know
about him? Some Christian Orgs. and media have termed him as false
healer and is only for money. If he can heal people of their ailments,
why does he not heal Pope John Paul II who is suffering from
Parkinson's Disease since last 15 Years.
Gul Kriplani replied: "He is the son of god and few selfish minded
people have dragged him into controversies. Benny Hinn has forgiven
all of them". But Kriplani could not give a satisfying answer of
curing Pope John Paul of Parkinson's disease by saying: "He can cure
not individuals but a group of people at a time." Hearing this answer
even a street thug will laugh at him.
Later: ETV Kannada correspondent questioned: "On What grounds were you
able to get permission to conduct the program at Jakkur Ground, which
is an Airforce Land and with whose influence did you get that land and
did you pay any money?"
There was no answer for quite some time and the funny thing was
everyone expected the other to speak. Finally Kolaso said that the
Government of Karnataka has given it to them on rental basis, but
refused to disclose how much they had paid for 3 days program despite
being repeatedly asked by all the Media persons. He said his Audior
will disclose in two to three days.
The `Children of Jesus' could not even have a sigh of relief before
some real mind blowing questions were put to them by the Media about
Benny Hinn, Sonia, Pope, Bush etc etc.
They had become voiceless and very seriously looking for an
opportuntity to run away from there as nothing was going their way.
Before they could the Media men left the venue by shouting, "Cheats,
false prophet" and openly accusing them for organising the program to
convert all people to christanity.
This is first time we have seen such a bold reaction from the majority
of the media men.
These `Children of Jesus' like Gul Kriplani, Paul Thangaiah and Kolasa
whose faces had turned red made good their escape.
****************We hope this trend continues in future too.****************