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Book review: ‘In the Name of God: The True Story of the Fight to Save Children from Faith-Healing Homicide’ by Cameron Stauth

Glowing descriptions of life among The Followers take a dark turn when the author tells how the medical examiner and the police investigators viewed the dead children.

http://newsok.com/religionnewsblog.com-book-review-in-the-name-of-god-the-true-story-of-the-fight-to-save-children-from-faith-healing-homicide-by-cameron-stauth/article/3923138

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Faith-healer sought medical care [for cancer] while recommending against same for teen

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/jan/07/faith-healer-sought-medical-care-while-against/?religionnewsblog.com

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Televangelist in Maryland Gets 27 Months for Fraud

http://www.thechurchreport.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=siteContent.default&objectID=158604

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Tim Tebow Cancels Talk With Rod Parsley, Ohio Prosperity Pastor

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/01/tim-tebow-cancels-prosperity-pastor-rod-parsley-talk_n_1247893.html

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Joel Osteen:

Joel Osteen: Mitt Romney Is a ‘Believer in Christ Like Me’

http://www.christianpost.com/news/joel-osteen-mitt-romney-is-a-believer-in-christ-like-me-67297/print.html

and…

Meet the Prosperity Preacher

http://www.businessweek.com/stories/2005-05-22/online-extra-meet-the-prosperity-preacher

and…

Osteen:  Romney  is a Christian

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/24/osteen-romney-is-a-christian/

[No doubt Mr. Osteen is convinced that Oprah is a Christian too.]

[ Thank   God  for  Joel   Osteen . ]

and…

Staying in His Lane’ — Joel Osteen’s Gospel of Affirmation Without Salvation

http://www.albertmohler.com/2012/09/21/joel-osteen-explains-stance-on-homosexuality/

and…

Become a Better You: Reflections on Joel Osteen’s Latest Book

http://www.whitehorseinn.org/free-articles/become-a-better-you-reflections-on-joel-osteen-s-latest-book.html

and…

Do Joel Osteen and I Worship the Same God?

http://www.reclaimingthemind.org/blog/2011/11/do-joel-osteen-and-i-worship-the-same-god/

and…

Apostasy Alert: Joel Osteen And Oprah Preach New Age Magic

http://beginningandend.com/apostasy-alert-joel-osteen-and-oprah-preach-new-age-magic/

and…

Joel Osteen: ‘Scripture Says Homosexuality Is A Sin But I Don’t Want To Preach About It’

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/13/joel-osteen-larry-king-homosexuality_n_4591090.html?utm_hp_ref=religion

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What’s a Faith-Healing Congregation to Do When Measles Hits?

http://www.religiondispatches.org/dispatches/guest_bloggers/7274/what_s_a_faith_healing_congregation_to_do_when_measles_hits/print

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Creflo Dollar

Creflo Dollar explain[s] how he would handle non-tithers that entered his church…”

http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/matters-of-opinion/2011/02/pay-tithes-or-get-shot.html

[To  each   their   own , I say. ]

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Pastor Creflo Dollar charged with attacking his daughter

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2012/06/megachurch-pastor-creflo-dollar-charged-with-attacking-his-daughter/1#.T9PKs7WlGNE

& not surprisingly…

Hundreds Defend Creflo Dollar After Alleged Assault on Daughter

http://www.christianpost.com/news/hundreds-defend-creflo-dollar-after-alleged-assault-on-daughter-76343/print.html

&

[Creflo] Dollar’s 19-year-old daughter, who witnessed the altercation, corroborated her sister’s story to the police.”

http://www.christianpost.com/news/creflo-dollars-daughters-911-call-released-not-the-first-time-its-happened-76522/print.html

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Rappers Against Prosperity Gospel: The new wave of militant emcees

http://www.crossrhythms.co.uk/articles/music/Rappers_Against_Prosperity_Gospel_The_new_wave_of_militant_emcees/52126/p1/

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Joyce Meyer:

Rihanna Shares Joyce Meyer’s Teachings With Fans, Calls Christian Speaker ‘Awesome’

http://www.christianpost.com/news/rihanna-shares-joyce-meyers-teachings-with-fans-calls-christian-speaker-awesome-76609/

[ASND wonders why the Christian Post put quotes around the word “Awesome” but  none  around the word  Christian .]

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Joyce Meyer: Jesus died spiritually, went to hell and got born again in hell

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFG7cXOLiQQ&feature=youtu.be

     &

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpC9TPazLpA

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Meyer’s $57 million evangelism empire

http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/stories/2003/06/23/story2.html

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Joyce Meyer is unapologetic about her wealth…

http://www.ozy.com/rising-stars-and-provocateurs/joyce-meyer-tells-all/1183.article

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Benny Hinn:

“… he began to feel healthier.  He had more energy, stopped snoring, and not only did he lose enough weight to drive down his overall cholesterol and body mass index (BMI), his good HDL cholesterol crept up two points and his blood glucose — despite all that cream filling — dropped 17 percent.“

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Recipes/twinkie-diet-short-term-fix-long-term-problem/story?id=11756710

[Then why wasn’t he invited on  Benny   Hinn’s  show instead of GMA?]

And, from another post…

[Ms. Gabor was  healed  by that amazing miracle worker  Benny   Hinn  just the previous day.]

and…

Jack Hayford to Perform Benny and Suzanne Hinn’s Remarriage

http://www.christianpost.com/news/jack-hayford-to-perform-benny-and-suzanne-hinns-remarriage-77312/print.html

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Benny Hinn encourages followers to ‘plant a seed’ for prosperity

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2013/09/26/Benny-Hinn-encourages-followers-to-plant-a-seed-for-prosperity.html

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Kenneth Copeland’s Protectors

http://www.religiondispatches.org/dispatches/sarahposner/7403/kenneth_copeland_s_protectors/

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T.D. Jakes:

TD Jakes: We Are Born Forgiving in Nature; Unforgiveness Is Learned

http://www.christianpost.com/news/td-jakes-we-are-born-forgiving-in-nature-unforgiveness-is-learned-72050/print.html

[Fascinating.  Contrary to  biblical Christianity ,  some evangelicals deny the  essential   doctrine  of original sin.]

[Fascinating.]

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TBN:

TBN Founders’ Granddaughter Claims Misuse of ‘Charitable Assets’

http://www.charismanews.com/us/32819-tbn-founders-granddaughter-claims-misuse-of-charitable-assets

[For those who don’t know, the interesting thing about that story is that it was published in Charisma — which has a long history of  tacit  and  overt   support  for TBN.]

and…

McVeigh’s suit goes into detail about how charitable assets were wrongly handed to TBN’s directors for things like multiple jets, estates, and vehicles.

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Legal/Default.aspx?id=1543256

and…

… when the granddaughter of Jan and Paul Crouch started getting serious about running a tighter ship, her family turned on her and ultimately called for her head…

http://taxdollars.ocregister.com/2012/05/15/confidential-memo-tbn-practices-and-procedures-violate-the-irs-code/154792/

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… Trinity Broadcasting Network’s prodigious legal maneuvering against Brittany Crouch Koper — granddaughter of  founders Jan and Paul Crouch — and her husband has drawn a sharp rebuke from a federal judge…

http://taxdollars.ocregister.com/2012/08/29/is-trinity-broadcasting-a-vexatious-litigant/161375/

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Investigation finds 10 more dead children of faith healers

http://www.katu.com/news/local/Fallen-followers-Investigation-finds-10-more-dead-children-of-faith-healers-231050911.html?tab=video&c=y

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‘Faith healer’ swindled 2 women out of $85,700

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-faith-healer-arrested-20131204,0,715216.story

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Bogus faith healer conned clients out £800k but ordered to repay just £35k

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/bogus-faith-healer-niem-mohammed-6473344?hicopycat

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