Thursday, August 5, 2010

Burn the Koran Day

A Florida church is planning a "burn the Koran day" to commemorate the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida offers a list of reasons to burn the Koran on its Facebook page here. Pastor Terry Jones say Islam is satanic in nature. The nondenominational church also stirred controversy when it put up a large sign stating that “Islam is of the Devil.”

Gospel Music Legend on her Personal Battles

CNN reports on Sandi Patty's new autobiography here.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Cuts at Focus

Focus on the Family is laying off 110 people. The ministry, founded by James Dobson, now has 750 employees, about half of the workforce it had in 2002. Two senior executive positions were among the cuts. The current budget for the ministry is $105 million. That's a $27 million drop from the last fiscal budget.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Benny Hinn Money Plea

Benny Hinn is asking followers for $2 million to help with his ministry's debt. Donations dropped following a scandal reported about his in the National Enquirer. Read more about that here. Hinn, however, blames poor offerings at international appearances that did not cover his expenses in Indonesia.

The video below of the televangelist has been making the rounds on the Internet. Shot in 2006 it shows Hinn using what he calls "God's Jacket" to attempt to heal blind, deaf, people with cancer and AIDS. Benny Hinn Ministries reportedly rakes in more than $200 million each year.