Tom Biatek • Peyton Bostwick • Lee Bradberry • John Cracchiolo
David Downs • Chris Furey • Lindsey Kleber / Steven Kleber
Charged: Thomas George “Tom” Biatek, pastor, United Methodist Church of Albert Lea, Minnesota, with fourth-degree drunk driving after allegedly plowing his car through the front yard of his own church and then hitting a traffic sign. Story: Albert Lea Tribune, July 10, 2012
Charged: Peyton Early Bostwick, 51, assistant pastor and adult Sunday school teacher (possibly at Worldwide Christian Church of Rockmart and/or New Beginnings Apostolic Church), Rockmart, Georgia, and “perfessional” landscape designer who hosts a weekly radio show on WGAA 1340 AM; with felony child molestation, aggravated child molestation, first-degree cruelty to children, aggravated sodomy, aggravated sexual battery and enticing a child for indecent purposes, according to Polk County authorities. (more…)
Claims to fame: Retired pro (NBA) basketball player (point guard with the New York Knicks); former sports commentator; head coach, Golden State Warriors; ex-Catholic-turned-Pentecostal; co-pastor, along with his wife of 22 years (and converter), former R&B turned gospel singer & actress (e.g., Go Tell It on the Mountain) Desiree Coleman Jackson (a.k.a. “Lady Dez”), True Love Worship Center International (TLWCI), Van Nuys, California; occasional TBN guest; father of four (ages 9-16); adulterer; pigeon (more…)
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Televangelists Benny Hinn and Paula White may not be engaged to be married — but we’re not so convinced they’re not otherwise engaged.
Nevertheless, ol’ Raise ‘Em From The Dead Benny saw reason to announce, in a press release, that he was withdrawing a lawsuit against a guy who sounds to us like he was joking — but apparently Benny doesn’t have much of a sense of humor: (more…)
We just knew we’d have a reason someday to feature Benny Hinn (not that we haven’t mentioned him before — only this time it has nothing to do with raising the dead, but rather something else that might have been raised), but we never dreamed we’d get a two-fer like this.
We’ll write everything up all nice and proper-like (and with much more detail) shortly, but we didn’t want to sit on this story:
“Book publisher says televangelist Benny Hinn violated morality clause,” Orlando Sentinel, February 17, 2011
“Benny Hinn Sued for ‘Inappropriate Relationship’ with Paula White,” TheLedger.com, February 18, 2011
Charles McVety and “Word TV,” replete with laughably useless “Doctor” title
and giant-haired, blonde, vacant-eyed co-host-wife, staples for every whack-e-vaneglist show, from Nunavut to Miami.
Or: If We Were Taking Bets on Who’ll Be Caught Someday with a Dead Girl or a Live Boy…
We’ll be lazy and start you off with the Wikipedia rundown — which covers everything quite nicely — and then tell you why Charles McVety is on our radar right now: (more…)
Who: Televangelist; head of Inspiration Network, a “seed faith” mega-ministry built from the ashes of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker‘s PTL Club, whose assets were purchased by his father, Morris Cerullo…
Claims to fame: One of the leading televangelists in the “Word Faith,” a.k.a. “Positive Confession,” a.k.a. “Seed Faith,” a.k.a. “Giving and Receiving,” a.k.a. “Health & Wealth,” a.k.a. “Prosperity Gospel,” a.k.a. “Name It and Claim It,” a.k.a. “Blab-It-and-Grab-It”, a.k.a. “Gullible Sucker Sham-O-Rama” (OK, we made that last one up — but only that last one) movement; co-founder, owner, chairman, & president, Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN); rabidly anti-gay whackjob; alleged closet homosexual (thus alleged adulterer) (more…)