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#0490sva – Grandaughter Exposes Corruption at TBN


February 10, 2012 Show 

 Paul Crouch’s Granddaughter Exposes Corruption at TBN
 
Brittany Crouch Koper

Trinity Broadcasting Network’s president and founder Paul Crouch Sr.’s policy of putting family members in positions of power at the largest “Christian” TV network in the world may have come back to bite him. His granddaughter, Brittany Crouch Koper, who served as TBN’s chief financial officer, is accusing TBN “of unlawfully distributing charitable assets worth more than $50 million to the company’s directors.”

Koper filed a federal lawsuit against two TBN lawyers, Douglass S. Davert and David C. Loe, who reportedly instructed her to “shut up” about what she discovered in her position as financial officer. The complaint says that the lawyers intimidated Ms. Koper into returning her own perks which included her house, car, jewelry, life insurance and home furnishings. Failure to do so would result in jail time for her, the attorneys allegedly threatened. According to Koper, a false lawsuit had been filed against her and her husband Michael, also a TBN employee, charging them with misappropriation of funds, in October, 2011, in an attempt to stop her whistle blowing. That case was closed by the plaintiffs after she complied with the demands.

Coincidentally, that same month Koper’s father, Paul Crouch Jr, resigned his position from TBN as Chief of Staff, to “pursue other ministry opportunities.” His hasty retreat baffled many people. Why would he leave TBN as second in command next to hid dad to take a position at a small minority-owned network?

“Observers have often wondered how the Crouches can afford multiple mansions on both coasts, a $50 million jet and chauffeurs,” said Koper’s attorney, Tymothy MacLeod to the Orange County Register who broke the story of Koper’s lawsuit on February 9, 2012. That same day, Paul Crouch Sr. and his younger son Matthew Crouch made veiled threats at anyone who would try to come against TBN.

“There have been a few attempts in the TBN history to upset TBN, to stop TBN,” said Matt Crouch to his father on Behind the Scenes. “You know, there have been a few fools in the 39-year history…and you know what – any attempt at stopping TBN — they have no idea who they’re actually pushing into the corner. You and mom get pushed in a corner – God help you. That’s a lesson I’ve learned from you, seriously.”

“God help anyone who would try to get in the way of TBN, which was God’s plan,” Paul Crouch responded. “I have attended the funeral of at least two people who tried.”

That threat should be taken seriously when you consider Brittany Koper’s allegations in her complaint that her Uncle Matthew brandished a firearm to threaten her.

Matthew Crouch “began tapping the firearm he had brought to the meeting and asked Ms. Koper what she thought would happen when she wrote a memo to the board critical of Matthew Crouch’s financial improprieties. Matthew Crouch continued tapping the gun he was holding to ensure that Ms. Koper recognized the lethal threat being made.”

Several years ago, someone who was suing TBN for plagiarism told this reporter that after filing suit against them, her brake lines were cut on her car and she was being tailed wherever she went. If these allegations are true, then TBN cannot point the finger at God for their protection. They seem to be taking matters into their own hands.

Lewdness at TBN

Another strange twist to this story is the accusation that defendant David Loe sexually harassed Koper on more than one occasion when she was working with him. The complaint says,

“Defendant Loe touched Ms. Koper in an overtly sexual manner repeatedly, told Ms. Koper that he was sexually aroused, made lewd and derogatory comments about engaging in sexual acts with Ms. Koper, and offered illegal drugs to Ms. Koper, who was defendant Loe’s client in that matter and others. In a business meeting, Mr. Loe made repeated remarks about Ms. Koper’s breast enhancement surgery, reached across the table in front of witnesses, and grabbed Ms. Koper’s breasts to (as Mr. Loe put it) ‘see if they feel real.’ After Ms. Koper repeatedly refused defendant Loe’s sexual advances, defendant Loe became cruel, vindictive, and malicious toward Ms. Koper.”

The Register reported “ that Koper is readying documentation regarding her charges and will submit a package to the Internal Revenue Service for its review.” Time will tell if Koper will follow up on this brave act or succumb to the intimidation that, she says in her complaint, has made her physically ill with “loss of appetite, physical weakness, nausea, headaches, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, stomach and digestive problems, malnutrition, hair loss, severe insomnia, and suicidal thoughts requiring counseling and medication.”

This is not the first time TBN has been rocked with scandal. In 2004, Paul Crouch Sr. settled out of court, paying out nearly half a million dollars, to keep another former employee quiet regarding an alleged 1996 homosexual fling between the two of them.

The Koper case has the potential of bringing even more disgrace, not only to TBN, but to the name of Christianity in the eyes of the onlooking world. It makes the PTL scandal look like a Sunday School picnic.

Brittany Koper could not be reached for comment and the defendants did not return messages left at their law offices.

[Further information on TBN and the Crouch lifestyle can be found in the book, The Fleecing of Christianity, by Jackie Alnor.]

#0180sva – Dr. Melissa Scott


For years,  Dr. Gene Scott was on television  and it made him a household-name and millions of dollars. He flaunted “traditional” Christian values. You might remember him with the cigar always in his mouth and talking about his alcohol consumption, sex life, etc.  Before he died, he married Melissa Pauline Peroff, now known as, Dr. Melissa Scott. She married Dr. Gene Scott, who was 70 and she was 32 years of age at the time.  Upon his death, Melissa Scott inherited Dr. Scott’s Los Angeles Church and vast empire.

Millions watch her on late-night television and are very impressed with her knowledge and biblical teaching. Many find her attractive and smart.  However, we need to take a look at her background, her teaching and her current fund-raising techniques. Please, don’t believe everything you see or hear. It may not be what it seems to be.

Melissa performed as Barbie Bridges in adult photos and videos. Melissa became connected with Dr. Gene Scott in 1995 during his “pony girl” phase. He paid models (adult film stars) to attend his church and sit in the front row. Dr. Scott required the rest of the audience to stand and give the ladies an ovation when they entered.

In 1996, Melissa divorced Paul Pastore and Gene Scott divorced his second wife. Some doubt the credibility of Dr. Scott’s claims that Melissa speaks 15 languages and has an IQ of 186. Dr. Scott died of terminal prostate cancer in 2005.

Controversy surrounds Pastor Melissa Scott as she harasses and constantly badgers volunteers for free service, demands money  and insists that those who have stayed in her church double and triple their monetary giving to help her make ends meet. This is amid court documents and reports that she has been liquidating cars, horses, and real estate that Gene Scott acquired through church donations, to buy herself a downtown Los Angeles, California luxurious condominium and further her own celebrity.

Recently, Pastor Melissa Scott raised eyebrows within her church when she announced a plan to teach the “prosperity gospel”. It’s prosperity for her.  Another “Prosperity and Positive Confession” teacher hits the air-waves now.


In 2007, Paul Crouch Jr. met Melissa Scott and divorced his wife, Tammy, that same year. Dr. Melissa Scott and Paul Crouch Jr. (Trinity Broadcasting Network) were reported to be having an affair which broke up Crouch’s marriage.  It is not known at this time if that affair continues or not? 

Dr. Melissa Scott has repeatedly stated on her television program and in her sermons that she will “never marry again” due to the fact that she is “married to the church and is fully dedicated to it.” 

Dr. Gene Scott flaunted and maligned the church (Body of Christ) during his ministry and now in his death–he is getting the last laugh–he put an “adult film star” in the pulpit and made sure she inherited his vast fortune.

Oh, by the way, Dr. Scott has been successful in having all negative videos of her and her ministry removed from YouTube.

#0170sva – Benny Hinn & Neanderthal Man


The word evolution is defined as, “1. gradual development. 2. development of species from earlier forms, as an explanation of origins” (The Oxford Desk Dictionary and Thesaurus, Oxford University Press, 1997, p. 262).

 

 

According to evolution, Neanderthal man was a part of the “Human Evolution Sequence,” which is said to have evolved from monkeys, arrived in Europe approximately 300,000 years ago, then went extinct approximately 20,000 to 30,000 years ago ( http://tinyurl.com/c4z967 ).

 In short, evolution teaches that monkeys and humans have shared the same family tree, dating back millions of years. 
 

With that in mind, read what Benny Hinn and Paul Crouch, Jr. discussed during the May 3, 2010 TBN “Praise the Lord” telecast:    
 
Benny Hinn: There was a race on this earth. They were not created in God’s image and likeness. That’s why no salvation was offered them.
 
Paul Crouch, Jr.: Neanderthal? Neanderthal man?
 
Benny Hinn: Could be. We don’t know that. I believe, yes. But they were creatures, half-animal/half-man, described in detail in Revelation, we’ll go to in just a second.
 
[End of transcript]
 

The telecast may be viewed at http://tinyurl.com/34wzkg7 (scroll down to the Monday May 3, 2010 telecast and click on 300k for best viewing. The above discussion begins at 40:09 into the telecast). 
 
Christianity teaches that man and woman did not evolve from apes, but were created by God. The creation of man (Adam) is found in Genesis 2:7-8:
 
Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. The LORD God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed.
 
The creation of woman (Eve) is found in Genesis 2:21-22:
 

So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place. The LORD God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man.
 

Some reading this may think, Benny Hinn is just confused or He made a simple mistake. But Benny Hinn claims to have direct communication with the Holy Spirit. If he were serving the real God of the Bible he wouldn’t be a false prophet and false teacher. 
 

FACT Man did not evolve from apes.
FACT Evolution is a lie.
FACT Neanderthal man never existed.

FACT The Bible refutes evolution and Benny Hinn and Paul Crouch, Jr.
 
FACT Benny Hinn needs to be avoided at all costs! 
 

Related reading:
 
What does the Bible say about cavemen, prehistoric men, neanderthals?
http://www.gotquestions.org/cavemen.html 

by Bud Press, Director, Christian Research Service

To get scientific facts from top scientists regarding evolution go to: www.reasonstobelieve.org

Administrator’s remarks:

After reading the remarks made by Benny Hinn in the above interview can you really believe what he says? I hope you watched the entire TBN interview via the link above?  Have you seen the following interview on ABC?  Do you have any doubts after watching this video clip that he is a false teacher and a fake healer?

Folks, I was a die-hard evolutionist until the Gospel of Jesus Christ opened my eyes to the Truth. No one told me where evolution was wrong. I was enrolled in a science course at school and the more the teacher taught and the more reading I did, the more I saw the truth and the big lie that society believes. It was the power of the Word of God that set me free. I now look at the same “so called” scientific evidence and can’t believe that I ever thought or believed that it was true!

2 Corinthans 5:17:

 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” (ESV)

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