Photo taken from Kenneth Copeland Ministries blog site  and from Catch the Fire, Revival Magazine, “Unity in Diversity”, Left to right—Carol and John Arnott, Rev Brian Stiller, Kenneth Copeland, Pope Francis, Dr. Thomas Schirrmacher, Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe, James and Betty Robison, Tony Palmer. A similar photo with the same persons was published by Trunews.com 
When Pope Francis sacked the German “Bishop of Bling” Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst of Limburg last October for spending $43 million of church funds for his residential complex, and denounced the “idolatry of money,” self-indulgence and “insidious worldliness” within the church, we were hopeful.
And in May, when the pope condemned “profiteers” and “climbers” and “people who follow Jesus for money,” calling for a “poor church for the poor,” we applauded.
But now the Pope has met with several televangelists who engage in the same kind of excesses he’s been preaching against, and we wonder why.
Bill Feltner of Pilgrim Radio program “His People” interviewed Ole Anthony about our investigations into religious fraud. The program aired today at 2:30am, 12:30pm Pacific time and will air again this evening at pilgrimradio.com at 9:30pm Pacific time. We will be posting the program here in a couple of weeks (on or around July 8th, 2014)
NPR reporter John Burnett brought us a succinct explanation on “All Things Considered” why nothing has been or will be done about the excessive lifestyles of prosperity preachers.
Using Daystar TV’s financial records obtained by the Trinity Foundation under the Texas Opens Records act, Mr. Burnett was able to piece together an accurate picture of how many hundreds of millions of dollars are flowing through their accounts and exactly how little of that is spent on true charity. It’s less than 5% according to NPR analysis in the first of a 2-part series called, “Can a TV Network Be a Church? The IRS Says Yes”.
In the second part, “Onscreen But Out of Sight, TV Preachers Avoid Tax Scrutiny” NPR reporter Burnett gives us a “bird’s-eye view” of Kenneth Copeland’s large mansion and the ministry’s airport. He explains why the IRS has stopped investigating any churches or ministries and why they are unlikely to do so in the future.
“Having an electric church is like having a rubber doll wife.” “What would God say to the church today?” 27 years ago (April 5th, 1987), Ole Anthony delivered a message to the church… whatever you want to call it, this four minute excerpt of Ole Anthony being interviewed by then Eagle rock station’s DJ, Rich Brian, will amaze…