What Part of "Non-Profit" don't you understand?
How could Senator Grassley forget this one (from that wicked wikipedia!):
TBN generates nearly $190 million in revenue annually. The network does not make its finances available and Crouch family members control the boards of all Trinity network entities, which makes Trinity "ineligible to join" the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, an evangelical self-regulating group. It does not air commercials (excluding TBN Italy); rather, two-thirds of its revenue comes from viewer contributions and one-third from other televangelists' payments for running their programming. Its $120 million donation revenue is larger than any other television ministry. It has posted average annual surpluses since 1997 of about $60 million. It holds two week-long fundraising telethons per year, as well as numerous other solicitation drives. It maintains a direct mail database of 1.2 million names.
THIRTY houses? How many relatives do the Crouches have?
And, like some Christian Casino gangster, Crouch lays odds on his connections with The Man:
"God, we proclaim death to anything or anyone that will lift a hand against this network and this ministry that belongs to You, God."
So is Paul Crouch the Godfather of Prosperity Theology? I don't know, but he's managed to evade the IRS and Senator Grassley so far. Will his luck ever run out?
Does Las Vegas look like Heaven or Is it the other way around?
Match 'em up!
One is the entrance to the casinos at The Venetian in Las Vegas.
The other is the entrance to the Sistine Chapel.
(Hint: the Pope wishes he could see "Phantom" but can't. Damn!)