John on July 21, 2008 at 8:36 am
I missed this a couple weeks ago, but a question by a commenter brought it to mind again. Just how is Benny doing? Surprisingly well, it appears:
After review of the ministries’ financial documents and responses to a range of questions, Sen. Charles Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, concluded that both Joyce Meyer and Benny Hinn have answered every question and “in the spirit of true cooperation, also have provided information over and above what was requested.”
“Joyce Meyer and Benny Hinn have engaged in open and honest dialogue with committee staff,” Grassley said Monday.
The investigation began last November after media reports and ministry watchdogs alleged opulent spending and possible abuse of nonprofit status by six ministries, each of which has millions of followers. Grassley, who is leading the probe, has asked for financial records and answers to questions regarding organizational as well as personal spending.
The Senate probe, however, has not gone without question and criticism.
Creflo Dollar of World Changers Church International has declined to provide any of the requested information. And Grassley has received limited responses from Randy and Paula White of Without Walls International Church, Eddie Long of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, and Kenneth and Gloria Copeland.
Read the whole thing here.
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