Good news: IRS raids the offices of televangelist Benny Hinn, a well known “prosperity gospel” televangelist who has made a fortune hustling gullible Christians.
According to multiple media reports, IRS criminal investigators and US Postal Service Inspectors raided televangelist Benny Hinn’s Texas offices earlier today.
NBC 5 reports that their news crew “saw a large number of federal agents walking in and out of the offices with boxes.”
Fox 4 reports “about 50 federal agents” raided the offices of the famous televangelist in Grapevine, Texas, Wednesday morning.
US News reports:
The search began about 9 a.m. Wednesday at Hinn’s headquarters in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb of Grapevine, near Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
Commenting on the raid, Special Agent Michael Moseley with IRS Criminal Investigations said:
Today, we are here on official business, we are conducting a search warrant on the premises, basically that’s all I can tell you today.
Hinn, 64, is a controversial televangelist and a fraud who claims to heal, speak in tongues, and perform miracles, all the while convincing gullible and vulnerable Christians to send him money in hopes of a miracle.
The Dallas Morning News reports:
Hinn was the subject of a 2007 U.S. Senate inquiry that looked into the spending of six televangelists. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, questioned the personal use of church-owned airplanes, luxury homes and credit cards by pastors and their families, but there was no definitive finding of wrongdoing when the investigation ended in 2011.
Benny Hinn is an Israeli televangelist, best known for his regular “Miracle Crusades”—revival meeting or faith healing summits that are usually held in stadiums in major cities, which are later broadcast worldwide on his television program, This Is Your Day.
According to Hinn’s website, he is currently in Paris.
In the end, Benny Hinn is a moral monster who preys on the weak minded. In addition to being a snake oil salesman, it looks like the prosperity gospel preacher is also a crook.