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  • Todd Bentley declared ‘not qualified’ for leadership after review of ‘ungodly and immoral behavior’

    01/16/2020 6:12:39 AM PST · by Gamecock · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 1/2/2020 | Leonardo Blair
    A team of evangelical leaders including host of the nationally syndicated Line of Fire radio program, Michael Brown, declared Fresh Fire USA leader Todd Bentley “not qualified” for leadership Thursday after an investigation found allegations of “ungodly and immoral behavior” against him “credible.” “Based on our careful review of numerous first-hand reports, some of them dating back to 2004, we state our theological opinion and can say with one voice that, without a doubt, Todd is not qualified to serve in leadership or ministry today,” said the leaders in an official statement shared by Brown on Facebook. “There are credible...
  • U.S. megachurch seeks $100K, prayers to ‘resurrect’ singer’s dead child

    12/23/2019 11:22:12 AM PST · by Gamecock · 70 replies
    Global News ^ | 12/19/2019 | JOSH K. ELLIOTT
    A Christian megachurch in California is soliciting prayers and US$100,000 in donations on behalf of two of its members, who are holding out hope that Jesus will “resurrect” their recently deceased toddler. Kalley and Andrew Heiligenthal say their daughter, Olive Alayne, passed away on Dec. 14 at the age of two. Kalley is a well-known singer at the Bethel megachurch in Redding, Calif., and she shared the news of her family tragedy with her 262,000 followers on Instagram Sunday. “We’re asking for prayer. We believe in a Jesus who died and conclusively defeated every grave, holding the keys to resurrection...
  • Megachurch pastor resigns over allegations of sex with 18-year-old members of youth group 17 years ago

    12/04/2019 11:20:39 AM PST · by Gamecock · 87 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/31/2019 | Leonardo Blair
    The Rev. Wes Feltner, lead pastor of preaching and vision at the multi-campus Berean Baptist Church in Burnsville, Minnesota, has resigned from his post amid an investigation into allegations from two 35-year-old women who say he manipulated them into sexual relationships while they were teenagers 17 years ago. “After much prayer and deep consideration for his family and the mission of Berean Baptist Church, pastor Wes Feltner has submitted his resignation,” elders of the church read from a statement to the congregation last weekend, according to the Star Tribune. “Pastor Wes and his family are entering a period to seek...
  • Paula White: Everywhere I Walk is Holy Ground

    07/10/2019 10:26:34 PM PDT · by Cronos · 52 replies
    Patheos ^ | 10 July 2019 | Ed Brayton
    Paula White, .. a transparent fraud who pushes the prosperity gospel, preached at church founded by South African conspiracy nut Rodney Howard-Browne a few weeks ago and declared that the White House is now holy ground because she walked there. In fact, everywhere she walks becomes holy ground. Whatever that means. “How does he do that?” she asked. “He does that through you. He does that through me. Wherever I go, God rules. When I walk on White House grounds, God walks on White House grounds. When I walked in The River, God walked in The River. When I go...
  • Televangelist who said Trump will ‘overcome every strategy from hell’ joins his staff

    11/01/2019 6:05:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | November 1, 2019 | The Tribune Political Team
    Happy Friday! Paula White, President Donald Trump’s spiritual advisor, is joining the White House staff — seen as a move to boost relations with Christians. She gave a prayer at a June rally saying “demonic networks” have aligned themselves against Trump and vowed that the president “will overcome every strategy from hell and every strategy from the enemy.” [TheHill] Topping the news: The House voted to formalize the impeachment inquiry into Trump. Democratic Utah Rep. Ben McAdams was the only member of Utah’s delegation to vote for it. [Trib] [Fox13] [StandEx] -> Utah Gov. Gary Herbert wrote a letter to...
  • New Evangelical White House Hire Paula White-Cain Reveals Trump's Spiritual Journey from 2001

    11/01/2019 1:24:32 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 9 replies
    CBN News ^ | 11-01-2019 | Steve Warren
    Paula White-Cain, who has long been a member of President Trump's evangelical advisory board, is now joining the White House in the Office of Public Liaison. A White House official tells the New York Times the pastor and evangelist will advise the president's "faith and opportunity initiative" created by Trump to give people of faith more of a say in government programs. White-Cain began to advise Trump long before he was elected president, offering pastoral and spiritual counsel after he called her one day back in 2001, saying he'd seen her preach on Christian television and appreciated what she had...
  • Revealed: Trump wanted to build a mega-church

    11/01/2019 10:02:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 1, 2019 | Paul Bedard
    Of all the projects real estate mogul Donald Trump wanted to build, here’s one that nobody saw. According to his long-time personal pastor, Paula White-Cain, Trump, in 2006 was taking steps to build a glass cathedral. “He wanted to build a house of God,” she told us. “He said, ‘Let’s do this, let’s build this before we’re too old,’” said White-Cain told Secrets. Trump had an architect in place and was eager to have her take charge of the church, but White-Cain said the timing wasn’t right for her. At the time, her ministry was on nine TV networks, and...
  • Members 'brainwashed' by mega-church into donating thousands

    10/22/2019 1:17:52 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 34 replies
    nine.com.au ^ | 9/30/2019 | Sacha Passi
    He's the flashy church leader who takes money for miracles and is living a million-dollar lifestyle thanks to the tax-free donations from his thousands of believers. Phil Pringle rose from humble garbage collector to leader of C3 Church – one of the biggest churches you've probably never heard of, and the focus of a two-part exclusive investigation by A Current Affair. Its target is God's hipsters - a following of young faithful hooked on Instagram. Over three decades Phil Pringle has built an empire including around 400 churches world-wide, and the church claims more than 100,000 members. And for a...
  • Donald Trump Caught Staring At Paula White’s Behind During Meeting (snowflakes are offended!)

    02/02/2017 6:12:10 PM PST · by drewh · 136 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | Thu, February 2, 2017 5:06pm ES | by Sophie Radvan
    You had ONE job! Evidently Donald Trump can’t make it through a single White House meeting without forgetting his manners. This time, he was caught red-handed STARING at Paula White’s butt inside the Roosevelt Room. We’ve got the shocking pic, here! Donald Trump, 70, — the man with wandering hands and wandering eyes. He may not be grabbing women anymore, but that does NOT excuse his inappropriate behavior inside the White House. As he pulled out the chair for Paula White, 50, to take a seat, Donald forgot his manners at home and totally checked out her butt in the...
  • Benny Hinn: 'I'm done with it'

    09/07/2019 3:22:39 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 97 replies
    onenewsnow ^ | 9/6/19 | Steve Jordahl
    So it must have been quite a shock to his viewers – many of whom, perhaps, have supported his ministry for years by sending him money – to hear him say earlier this week: Hinn: "… I'm sorry to say that prosperity has gone a little crazy – and I'm correcting my own theology …. And I will tell you now something that is going to shock you: I think it's an offense to the Lord, it's an offense to say give a thousand dollars. I think it's an offense to the Holy Spirit to place a price on the...
  • Revivalist Todd Bentley Accused of 'Sexual Perversion' With Male, Female Interns

    08/27/2019 12:29:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    CHARISMAMEWS ^ | AUG 26, 2019 | Jenny Rose Spaudo
    Recent allegations of sexual misconduct against revival minister Todd Bentley have created a stir online within the charismatic community. Stephen Powell, a revivalist at Lion of Light Ministries, accused evangelist Todd Bentley, president of Fresh Fire USA, of "sexual perversion" involving both male and female interns. On Aug. 22, Powell posted a Facebook Live video and a lengthy Facebook post detailing accusations against Bentley, under whom he worked from 2015 to 2017 before parting ways. Powell also accuses other leaders, including Rick Joyner of Morningstar Ministries, of covering up the accusations against Bentley. When Powell went to Joyner with his...
  • Todd Bentley’s Alleged Homosexuality and Abuse Exposed

    08/26/2019 8:46:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 516 replies
    pulpitandpen.org ^ | AUG 23, 2019 | staff
    In news that surprises few who have followed the sheer depravity of this man – both violent and sexual – this will not be a big surprise, but it is news. Todd Bentley is a major charismatic prophet with the New Apostolic Reformation and has a colossal ministry (especially overseas). He’s also famous from cheating on his wife during the entirety of the famous “Lakeland Revival” and doing supposed miracles by kicking and punching people. After his fall from grace due to his substance abuse and extramarital affairs, he was “restored to ministry” by the biggest names in Charismatic evangelicalism....
  • Uber Introduces UberAir For Megachurch Pastors Who Can't Afford Their Own Luxury Jets (Satire)

    07/02/2019 5:14:22 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 4 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 7/2/2019
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA—In an effort to expand their mission to make transportation increasingly accessible, Uber announced the launch of their new service, UberAir. Following Uber’s gig-based business model, UberAir will focus on making expensive private jets available on a pay-per-use basis to wealthy megachurch pastors. With several televangelists like Kenneth Copeland and Jesse Duplantis gaining media attention for their $60 million luxury jets, many other megachurch pastors have been feeling left in the dust. Uber aims to address this much-neglected customer base by creating a system wherein spiritual giants like Creflo Dollar and Joyce Meyer would be able to rent...
  • 5 Reasons I Hate the Prosperity Gospel

    06/27/2019 6:35:16 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 36 replies
    For The Gospel ^ | 12/3/2019 | Costi W. Hinn
    Hate is a strong word. Using it should always be done in prudent fashion. People today hate a lot of things, but we must ensure we’re hating the right things. Hate is simply defined as “intense or passionate dislike” and can be a helpful learning tool for others who may be wondering why you feel so strongly about __________ (insert issue here). In several simple paragraphs, I want to share with you why I hate the prosperity gospel. Let the reader understand, I don’t necessarily hate the people preaching it or family members who propagate it, nor do I believe...
  • Tour Of Israel Now Includes Jesus's 8,000-Square-Foot Lake House (Satire)

    06/08/2019 2:36:29 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 11 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 6/6/2017
    CAPERNAUM, ISRAEL—Several prominent organizations offering tours of the Holy Land announced Monday they would now be including Jesus of Nazareth’s 8,000-square-foot lake house on the shores of the Sea of Galilee in their premier tour packages. According to historians, Jesus purchased the lake house with proceeds from his second major book deal, coupled with the hefty salary he pulled for his pastoral work. Local man Henry Armstrong told reporters Monday he was really looking forward to visiting the sprawling mansion, as he would get a great idea of how Jesus spent his months-long sabbaticals throughout the year. “Only 4,000 square...
  • After 40 years, 'megachurch' pastor slams Christianity and quits, deacon claims he had affair

    06/05/2019 11:27:40 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 138 replies
    Christian Post ^ | May 7, 2019 | Leonardo Blair
    Dave Gass, a former pastor who most recently led Grace Family Fellowship in Pleasant Hill, Missouri, has renounced his Christian faith as a system rife with abuse that caused him “mental and emotional breaks.” A representative from his former church, however, has accused him of being an unrepentant adulterer. Gass reportedly first made his announcement in a series of now protected tweets but not before they were copied and shared across multiple social media platforms. “After 40 years of being a devout follower, 20 of those being an evangelical pastor, I am walking away from faith. Even though this has...
  • The preachers getting rich from poor Americans

    05/31/2019 2:52:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    BBC.COM ^ | May 29, 2019 | Vicky Baker
    Televangelist Todd Coontz has a well-worn routine: he dresses in a suit, pulls out a Bible and urges viewers to pledge a very specific amount of money. "Don't delay, don't delay," he urges, calmly but emphatically. It sounds simple, absurdly so, but Coontz knows his audience extremely well. He broadcasts on Christian cable channels, often late into the night, drawing in viewers who lack financial literacy and are desperate for change. "I understand the laws that govern insurance, stocks and bonds and all that is involved with Wall Street," he once said, looking directly into the camera. "God has called...
  • Megachurch founder James MacDonald allegedly sought murder for hire, police investigating

    05/21/2019 7:27:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/21/2019 | Leonardo Blair
    Police in Illinois are currently investigating allegations that Harvest Bible Chapel founder James MacDonald sought to find a hitman to commit murder. “A subject came in and filed a report and we are doing an investigation based on that report,” Wilmette Deputy Police Chief Pat Collins confirmed with The Christian Post Monday. The allegations regarding MacDonald’s efforts to commit murder were first reported by independent journalist Julie Roys, who cited Chicago radio personality Mancow Muller and Emmanuel “Manny” Bucur, a deacon at HBC and former confidant and volunteer bodyguard of MacDonald’s, as the individuals making the claims. Muller alleges that...
  • Would You Trade Eternal Life For A Ferrari? The False Gospel of Prosperity Theology

    05/04/2019 3:04:32 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 72 replies
    Albert Mohler ^ | 5/3/2019 | Albert Mohler
    Major theological issues can sometimes show up in the most surprising places. The Financial Times reigns as one of the most influential periodicals in the world—it is the reading assignment of the Davos class, and it rivals the influence of The New York Times and The Washington Post. The Financial Times leads the newspaper world in its insightful analysis, cultural critique, and economic breakdown of the most pressing issues facing the globe. It is a paper not read by the faint-hearted. And, it is the very paper that recently ran this surprising headline, “A Preacher for Trump’s America: Joel Osteen...
  • ECFA ousts Chicago-area megachurch Harvest Bible Chapel

    05/02/2019 7:48:36 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 5 replies
    Religion News ^ | 4/18/2019 | Emily McFarlan Miller
    CHICAGO (RNS) — The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, a Christian financial watchdog group, has terminated the membership of Harvest Bible Chapel. The council pointed to “significant violations” of several of its financial standards in a written statement released Wednesday evening (April 17). “ECFA continues to champion integrity in God’s Kingdom,” ECFA President Dan Busby said in the statement. “We are committed to applying our standards rigorously and consistently.” The group had suspended the Chicago-area megachurch last month after church leaders admitted “a lack of financial control and oversight” under Harvest’s former pastor, James MacDonald. “In addition, we have identified...