3 Year Probe into Tax Exempt Ministries Ends


After a 3-year probe into the fnancial improprieties of 6 Christian tax-exempt ministries, Sen. Charles E. Grassley an Iowa Republican and ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee has reported that ‘self-regulation’ by churches and religious groups is to be favored over legislation. The probe also recommended the formation of an independent commission led by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability to investigate further into the lack of accountability by tax-free religious groups.

6 Christian ministries whose televised preaching funded their leaders’ expensive lifestyles were probed but only 2 gave their cooperation and promised to institute reform actions. These two ministries were Joyce Meyer Ministries and Benny Hinn Ministries.

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