Robert Morris Spins Large Staff Layoff at Gateway Church

On April 18, I reported that fourth largest American church Gateway Church in Southlake TX was in the process of laying off about one-third of church staff. Two days later a church spokesman said the layoffs would reduce staff by 10-15%.  Today, Robert Morris told his congregation that the reduction would be "15 to 20%." Watch:Transcript: One thing I want to tell you, one other thing. Uh, this is really true. There's one other thing. Before I, uh, start the message, is I want to let you … [Read more...]

Former Mars Hill Church Elder Disputes Mark Driscoll’s Account of Church Demise

On April 6, Mars Hill Church founder Mark Driscoll claimed to Randy Robison and Sheila Walsh on the Life Today TV show that he left Mars Hill Church over a "governance" conflict which lasted eight years. At the time, I surveyed former Mars Hill Church elders and not one of them remembered it that way. Now another Mars Hill elder has spoken out in response to Driscoll's claim. Yesterday, former elder Mike Wilkerson said on Matt Carter's podcast, Break it Down, that the reason Mars Hill ended was … [Read more...]

Victim of Benny Hinn Fake Healing Wants Justice

WFAA Dallas has a sad story of a legally blind man who thought he was healed at age 9 at a Hinn rally but wasn't. Watch:Perhaps the publicity relating to the IRS raid on Benny Hinn's office (which spanned two days) will bring more of these people out to expose faith healers and prosperity preachers who prey on vulnerable people. … [Read more...]

After IRS Raid, Benny Hinn Ministries Claims Full Cooperation with Governmental Entities

Via the organization's Facebook page earlier this evening, Benny Hinn Ministries issued a statement about the IRS/Postal Service raid on their headquarters: As has been widely reported, Benny Hinn Ministries is cooperating fully with the governmental entities that are reviewing certain operations of the Church.The ministry has undergone intense scrutiny over the years, and we remain confident that there will again be a positive and speedy outcome in the days ahead.Pastor Benny … [Read more...]

Where in the World is Benny Hinn?

The day after the IRS raided evangelist Benny Hinn's Grapevine, TX headquarters, Hinn remains silent.  No one from the Hinn camp has spoken and Hinn may not want to be located. From reading a Daily Caller piece about the raid, I learned that a video of Hinn speaking in France yesterday has been removed from Twitter. I posted a link to the tweet in my report on the raid yesterday, but now that link doesn't work because the tweet has been removed. So where in the world is Benny H … [Read more...]

IRS and Postal Service Agents On Scene at Benny Hinn’s Office (UPDATED with Photos, Video)

UPDATE: For photos, video and more detail, scroll to the bottom. As I write this, IRS and US Postal Service agents are at the Grapevine, TX office complex of mega-evangelist Benny Hinn according to Alice Barr, reporter for NBC in Dallas.BREAKING:US Postal Service inspectors and IRS on scene at @Benny_Hinn ministries in Grapevine. Waiting for info about investigation. @NBCDFW pic.twitter.com/Ygim6LplK8 — Alice Barr (@AliceBarrNBC5) April 26, 2017Perhaps, the agents are t … [Read more...]

GOP Candidate for Governor of Virginia Compares Removal of Confederate Monument to ISIS

I kid you not. Corey Stewart a GOP candidate for Virginia governor compared the removal of the white supremacist Liberty Place Monument in New Orleans to the destruction of antiquities carried out by ISIS.Politicians who are for destroying the statues, monuments and other artifacts of history are exactly like ISIS. pic.twitter.com/XW8wbvw93k— Corey Stewart (@CoreyStewartVA) April 26, 2017The statue once carried a visible message celebrating white supremacy:United States … [Read more...]

Despite Erroneous Material, Family Research Council Features David Barton at Event for Pastors

Once upon a time, Family Research Council promoted a video which featured a tour of the U.S. Capitol led by self-styled historian David Barton (see the original here). This Capitol tour video was filled with historical errors. Four years ago, 33 Christian historians and social scientists detailed those errors to FRC in a letter: April 23, 2013Dear Tony Perkins, Kenyn Cureton, & J.P. Duffy:Knowing of your desire to offer truthful and accurate information to the public, we the … [Read more...]