Tuesday, March 08, 2005

msnbc.com: Benny Hinn investigated

March 8th

there was an NBC program, dateline, on march 6th, that investigated
the benny hinn empire and exposed a lot of its horror stories.

here's supplementary material about the expose.

now, if only someone would do a corresponding expose of these ngos,
such as asha, aid, sabrang, communalism combat, sahmat, anhad, pipfpd,
and so forth, and forced a clear accounting of the sources of income
and where their moneys are going! that would be most enlightening, i
am sure.

the more 'respectable' ngos such as action aid, world vision, etc. are
also quite shady, and are accused of covert and sometimes blatant
conversion activity.

those ngos that actually do a good job, on the other hand, get
harassed and slimed -- like idrf, sewa international.

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Religious ministries and their finances
Check these Web sites for more information
NBC News
Updated: 4:12 p.m. ET March 6, 2005

Two years ago "Dateline NBC's" hidden cameras followed the
self-described miracles of television's popular televangelist and
faith healer, Benny Hinn. Now, in a follow-up investigative report on
Dateline Sunday, Bob McKeown reported on what happens to some of the
millions of dollars sent to the Hinn Ministry by his devoted
followers.

To learn more about the organizations in our story and to find out how
some of your favorite charities are spending your donation dollars,
here is a list of Web sites:

Benny Hinn Ministries: http://www.bennyhinn.org/

Evangelical Council for Fiscal Accountablilty: A Web site that lists
many religious organizations and their finances
http://www.ecfa.org/ContentEngine.aspx?PageType=Control&PageName=HomePage

Michael Horton's organization White Horse Inn: http://www.whitehorseinn.org/

Ole Anthony's Trinity Foundation: http://www.trinityfi.org/trinity/investi.html

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