NPR: Why Televangelists Masquerading as Churches are Untaxed, Unregulated…

runways, hanger, printing factory, winter

kenneth copeland airport in winter

NPR reporter John Burnett gives 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 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.

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