Sunday, May 25, 2008
Pentecostals Strike Back - Devil and Charles Grassley
Excerpts from the report by Jacqueline L. Salmon of The Washington Post:
- "You've got a Baptist senator attacking six Pentecostals," said Doug Wead, a conservative blogger who served as President George H.W. Bush's liaison to the evangelical community and was an informal adviser to the current President Bush. Wead has appeared on Copeland's national television show, "Believer's Voice of Victory," to defend him. "The timing is not good for the Republican Party."
- "Copeland has said that Grassley is aiming at him because of his Pentecostal doctrine and has suggested that the devil is behind Grassley's effort.
- "Satan has an agenda," Copeland said in a recent broadcast. "He is looking for a way to drive a wedge and get strife between one another."
Under Investigation (CBS News)
The six ministries identified as being under investigation by the committee are led by: Paula White, Joyce Meyer, Creflo Dollar, Eddie Long, Kenneth Copeland and Benny Hinn. Three of the six - Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland and Creflo Dollar - also sit on the Board of Regents for the Oral Roberts University.
Fraudsters will always be there and so will be dupes who fill up their coffers. Grassley’s efforts might…just might have a restraining effect on organizations that raise money in the name of god and spend most of it on perks for the office holders.
As to IRS taking action to prevent abuse of tax-exempt status by religious organizations…..not going to happen.