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    The Trinity Broadcasting Network, which bills itself as the world's largest Christian network, is embroiled in a legal battle involving allegations of massive financial fraud and lavish spending, including the purchase of a $100,000 motor home for family dogs.

    Brittany Koper, a former high-ranking TBN official and the granddaughter of its co-founder, Paul Crouch Sr., was fired by the network in September after discovering "illegal financial schemes" amounting to tens of millions of dollars, according to a lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court.

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    for as long as there have been these "mega churches"...(and back in our grandparents days the "tent revival" and the Amy Temple McPherson style evangelist was the equivalent) there has been this kind of people who are using religion as a for profit enterprise

    maybe they don't start that way, but it seems they eventually succumb to the temptation

    seems like if a church is offering this kind of compensation to its leaders the IRS should be able to see that something other than pure religious service is at work here

    The Crystal Cathedral which my Grandmother LOVED is a mess...just sold to the Catholic church
    http://global.christianpost.com/news...-church-71285/

    and local churches are declaring banckruptcy at an increasing rate as they try to keep up with the Jones' and the Schullers and the Osteens and the Warrens and the Youngs, but just don't have the cash reserves of these megachurches

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    The "prosperity" gospel is to blame. These televangelists crack me up, actually believing that you can "tithe" your way into prosperity and that God wants EVERYBODY to be millionaires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaboChris View Post
    The "prosperity" gospel is to blame. These televangelists crack me up, actually believing that you can "tithe" your way into prosperity and that God wants EVERYBODY to be millionaires.
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    The standard model for most of the 30 minute religious programs on TV, is 15 minutes of teaching/preaching, and 15 minutes of advertising and asking for donations and for special offerings. If there's singing, then maybe you actually end up with about 10 minutes of teaching in a 30 minute program.

    With the advent of MP3 and Blu-ray, ministires could put much more information on one disc... but the goal is not really dispensing information, but making a profit on disc sales.... And it much easier to sell a 10-CD set for $70, than it is to sell one disc for $70.... that would be a tough sell to the customers, even if the one blu-ray held as much information as the 10-CD set...

    So how much $$ profit is enough for a ministry....

    It's never enough.... you just keep rolling what's left over after expenses from the previous production into the next production.... and so on and so on....that's the Business Model..

    I'd like to see a film on the behind the scenes operations of the big ministries fullfillment operations.

    I like TBN, and I hope they continue, because many of their in house productions are interesting.
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