Monday, October 26, 2009

It's good to be Benny

Some items from Benny's expense report:
•cost of his 7,000 sq-ft house: $10-million
•amount spent per month for his private jet: $112,000
•price of his two cars: $80,000 each
•cost per night for staying at 5,400 sq ft luxury hotel room during a “layover”: $10,800 per night paid
•tips for a 3-day period: $4,500.

HT: Justin Taylor


Chad said...

Poor guy...someone called him a fake! Why has it taken so long to investigate this guy?

Todd Pruitt said...

What amazes me is how many people are taken in by these guys. Is the fantasy of being magically made rich and powerful by God so strong that it suspends all powers of discernment?

threegirldad said...

You can't suspend what you don't have. And I say that as someone who grew up in what is generally termed Pentecostalism.

In *my* sphere of that world, there were three groups of people:

- those who considered Hinn and people like him utterly false, and who blanched at any association between him and Pentecostalism as they understood and taught it

- those who were uncomfortable with his sort of teaching, but who didn't believe it is ever appropriate to call someone a false teacher (because we don't know a person's heart)

- those who defended him and others like him tooth and nail, responding to any and all criticism by quoting 1 Chron 16:22 from the KJV ("Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm")

Most of the people I knew fell into the first or second group, but people belonging to the third group weren't a rarity by any means. There was no reasoning of any kind with them.