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Publisher sues “faith healer” Benny Hinn: Violated contract’s “Morality clause”

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Helpful hint for Benny Hinn:

KEEP YOUR PENIS IN YOUR PANTS!

NOT your twice-divorced neighbor’s wife’s pants!

Benny said, “I forcefully, categorically, and absolutely renounce the lies that have been spread about me and want to set the record straight with you. There is nothing inappropriate or morally improper about my friendship with Paula White. There has been no immorality whatsoever!”

Hey, Benny... answer this question for us, bro. Were your penis AND your hands, or any other part of your body anywhere else other than on your person?

Hell no, man! We got the pics, bro! Your hand was in hers! So the only question that remains is, “What other body parts were in or on her body parts?”

Huh?

C’mon, bro Benny… man up. Were you sexual with her?

It’s time for some brutal honesty here, man.

Are you a coward?

Man UP!

Honestly, I suppose it might be an entirely different ordeal IF the self-proclaimed Protestant preaching “faith healing” Hinn were to have “confessed his sins one to another,” rather than kept them secret. That is but one HUGE problem in Protestant Churches today – not the least of which are that they’re like the microbes amoebae – they multiply by splitting. Don’t like the preacher? Start your own church!

Worldwide, there are approximately 670 Million Protestants in approximately 35, 500 DIFFERENT Christian denominations – none of which believe the same thing.

NONE.

Yeah… some unity.

Is that called REBELLION?

But on a greater scale, men and women of Hinn’s ilk, are deceived and preach some other gospel – I say “some other gospel” because it is mixed with heresy – most commonly known as “blab it and grab it.” The LORD Jesus Christ said that “Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter.” cf.Matthew 7:21 (NLT)

While I am not a judge, nor do I judge Hinn or others whom have fallen prey to temptation and sin (LORD have mercy, Christ have mercy), we can discern a tree’s nature by the fruit it bears.

Have we heard any penitent plea from him?

No.

It is, in some way, ironic, that Hinn was in Rome… home of his, our and every Christian’s spiritual mother – the Roman Catholic Church – and yet, simultaneously adulterating with another whom also called Rome her spiritual mother.

Those men and women will pass away… and their “ministries” with them. Like so much chaff, they will be blown away, to be utterly forgotten forever. They will NOT endure. Only Christ’s words will endure. Only HIS Church – the HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH will endure. It has endured.

Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again. Amen. Come quickly, LORD Jesus!

Book publisher says televangelist Benny Hinn violated morality clause

Strang Communications wants $250,000.
By Rene Stutzman, Orlando Sentinel
5:58 p.m. EST, February 17, 2011
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/os-benny-hinn-book-suit-20110217,0,3978261.story

SANFORD – A Lake Mary book publisher is suing televangelist and faith healer Benny Hinn, saying he violated a morality clause in their contract when he began an “inappropriate relationship” with another evangelist, and thus, must pay $250,000.

In August, Hinn admitted to a friendship with evangelist Paula White after The National Enquirer published photos of them in Rome, holding hands.

Hinn was married at the time. His wife, Suzanne, had filed for divorce a few months earlier.

Three years earlier, Hinn had signed a three-book deal with Strang Communications Co. of Lake Mary. He was paid a $300,000 advance on the first one, “Blood in the Sand,” according to the suit.

Hinn acknowledged to his publisher “his inappropriate relationship” with White in August, according to the suit, and agreed that the publisher should get back its money, but he has yet to pay up.

Hinn’s lawyer, Miles Archer Woodlief of Mill Valley, Calif., did not return a phone call Thursday.

In a letter attached to the suit, Strang also accused Hinn of violated the contract by failing to work hard enough to market “Blood in the Sand”.

He failed to make television appearances to promote it, including several on “700 Club”, wrote Strang attorney Chris Vlahos.

The suit was filed Tuesday in state circuit court.

Hinn lives in suburban Los Angeles. He moved there in 1999 after building a national audience at his faith-healing center, World Outreach Center on Forest City Road in Orlando, where he preached for 14 years.

rstutzman@tribune.com or 407-650-6394.

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Benny Hinn says neglecting family led to marriage breakdown

by Brian Hutt
Posted: Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 8:30 (BST)
http://www.christiantoday.co.uk/article/benny.hinn.says.neglecting.family.led.to.marriage.breakdown/26474.htm

Television evangelist Benny Hinn has admitted that his marriage probably broke down because he did not spend enough time with the family.

On the August 5 edition of his show “This is your Day”, Hinn said he was oftentimes “caught up with the ministry”, so much so that he forgot about his family.

“I’ve made mistakes because I wasn’t the perfect husband and the perfect dad because I was always gone travelling the world,” he said. “That’s probably what broke the whole thing up.”

Hinn told his viewers “not to neglect your family”, saying that the call of God should first touch the family.

“If you have no family, you can’t go on anyways,” he said.

Hinn’s wife, Suzanne, filed divorce papers in California earlier in the year, citing “irreconcilable differences”. The couple had been married since 1979 and have four children together.

On his recent show, watched by millions around the world, Hinn said it was often painful to talk about their separation.

“We’ve had to be very quiet to protect the ministry, the work of the Lord,” he said. “But sadly when you are a public person, everything you do becomes public.”

Hinn continued: “I don’t care if the anointing of God is on you. Nobody wants to be alone. I don’t care who you are. I am a human being just like you.”

The press recently linked Hinn to fellow televangelist Paula White, suggesting they were romantically involved.

Hinn rejected the claims and denied any wrongdoing, stating that the article published by the National Enquirer on July 23 was a “pure lie”.

Following the story, Hinn and White announced their decision to “have no further social relationship” until his divorce has been finalised and “only if we feel direction from the Lord to do so”.

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Benny Hinn Sued by Strang Co.

The lawsuit cites Hinn’s ‘inappropriate relationship’ with Paula White.

February 21, 2011 8:49AM
by Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Televangelist Benny Hinn is being sued by Strang Communications, a publishing company that alleges that Hinn violated a morality clause in their contract when he began an “inappropriate relationship” with Without Walls pastor Paula White.

In August, The National Enquirer published photos of Hinn and White holding hands in Rome. Hinn was married to Suzanne Hinn at the time. His wife had filed for divorce in February 2010.

“I will not deny that the friendship has strengthened, and, while it has remained morally pure at all times, I have enjoyed the company of someone who has also gone through the trauma of a painful and public divorce,” Hinn said in a statement at the time.

Hinn acknowledged to his publisher “his inappropriate relationship” with White in August, the suit, obtained by the Orlando Sentinel, says. Strang Co. (now known as Charisma Media) says that it should receive $250,000 of unrecouped royalties but Hinn has refused to pay the amount.

Hinn had signed a three-book deal and was paid a $300,000 advance for Blood in the Sand (2009). The suit includes a letter where Strang said Hinn violated the contract by failing to work hard enough to market the book, according to the Sentinel.

He failed to make television appearances to promote it, including several on 700 Club, the television show that Pat Robertson founded.

Paula White and her husband divorced in 2007, and she left Without Walls, returning in 2009 after her husband announced his departure due to poor health. White also described the National Enquirer piece as false.

“We were never alone and were in the constant company of staff and other associates, ” she said in a statement at the time. “I value my friendship with Pastor Benny and remain supportive with a deep respect of him, his family and his ministry. My relationship with Pastor Benny is genuine and pure and should not be taken out of context.”

Hinn and White were cited in Sen. Chuck Grassley‘s investigation of televangelists, which recently concluded.

Posted by Sarah Pulliam Bailey on February 21, 2011 8:49AM
http://blog.christianitytoday.com/ctliveblog/archives/2011/02/benny_hinn_sued.html

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Publisher: Benny Hinn violated our morality clause

ReligionNewsBlog.com • Friday February 18, 2011

A book publisher is suing televangelist and ‘faith healer’ Benny Hinn, saying he violated a morality clause in their contract when he began an “inappropriate relationship” with another evangelist, and thus, must pay $250,000.
The Orlando Sentinel writes:
In August, Hinn admitted to a friendship with evangelist Paula White after The National Enquirer published photos of them in Rome, holding hands.
Hinn was married at the time. His wife, Suzanne, had filed for divorce a few months earlier.

Three years earlier, Hinn had signed a three-book deal with Strang Communications Co. of Lake Mary. He was paid a $300,000 advance on the first one, “Blood in the Sand,” according to the suit.

Hinn acknowledged to his publisher “his inappropriate relationship” with White in August, according to the suit, and agreed that the publisher should get back its money, but he has yet to pay up.

According to the paper, Strang also accused Hinn of violating the contract by failing to work hard enough to market “Blood in the Sand”.

Our view: Why any Christian publisher would want to publish a book penned by Benny Hinn is beyond us, given the the man’s poor grasp of Christian theology — and a host of other problems surrounding his ‘ministry.’

http://www.religionnewsblog.com/25731/publisher-benny-hinn-violated-our-morality-clause

Benny Hinn sued over alleged relationship
http://www.theway.co.uk/feature.php?id=8369

Charismatic televangelist Benny Hinn, who denied romantic involvement with Paula White after a tabloid article last year, is being sued for $250,000 by his book publisher for violating a morality clause in their contract.

Hinn broke the terms of the agreement with Strang Communications Co when he engaged in an “inappropriate relationship” with White, the publisher alleges in a suit filed on Tuesday. Strang paid Hinn a $300,000 advance for his first book, Blood in the Sand, three years ago. Hinn was supposed to write three books for the publisher, according to the suit.

Filed under “Contract/Indebtedness”, the complaint claims that Hinn admitted “his inappropriate relationship” with White in August and that he failed to pay Strang despite agreeing to do so. A Strang attorney also alleges in a letter attached to the suit that Hinn also did not keep a contract term requiring him to help market the book. The letter said he was a no-show at media appearances, including on Christian Broadcasting Network’s “The 700 Club”.

Last summer, The National Enquirer published photos showing the television preachers going in and out of a hotel in Rome holding hands. Following the article’s publication, both Christian preachers issued statements denying any wrongdoing. Hinn strongly rejected the article’s claim that he had an affair with White, saying in a statement on his website that there was only a “friendship” and “no immorality” that existed between the two. He also derided claims that he and White secretly stayed together at a hotel as “absolutely false”.

The televangelist said the twice-divorced White had been an “encouragement” to him and “shared helpful advice” after his wife, Suzanne, filed for divorce last January. “I will not deny that the friendship has strengthened, and, while it has remained morally pure at all times, I have enjoyed the company of someone who has also gone through the trauma of a painful and public divorce,” he stated. “I forcefully, categorically, and absolutely renounce the lies that have been spread about me and want to set the record straight with you. There is nothing inappropriate or morally improper about my friendship with Paula White. There has been no immorality whatsoever!”

In her own statement, White, who has known Hinn for over 20 years, called the assertions by the tabloid “categorically false”. “We were never alone and were in the constant company of staff and other associates,” she asserted. “My relationship with Pastor Benny is genuine and pure and should not be taken out of context.”

White, pastor of Without Walls International Church in Florida, also emphasised that she would hold accountable those who “thwart” her calling to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. Both had agreed to “have no further social relationship” until his divorce is finalised. Hinn is legally divorced from Suzanne, according to the marital status listed on their divorce case in the Orange County Superior Court of California. Hinn and White were among six televangelists whose spending and nonprofit status were investigated by Senator Charles Grassley beginning in 2007.

Last month, Grassley concluded his three-year probe and reported that Joyce Meyer Ministries and Benny Hinn’s World Healing Center Church were the only two ministries that fully cooperated with the investigation and even implemented financial reforms.
Posted by David Pilkington
Extract from http://www.christiantoday.co.uk


Benny Hinn sued by publisher over alleged relationship with Paula White

Charismatic televangelist Benny Hinn, who denied romantic involvement with Paula White after a tabloid article last year, is being sued for $250,000 by his book publisher for violating a morality clause in their contract.
by Elena Garcia, Christian PostPosted: Saturday, February 19, 2011, 7:01 (GMT) http://www.christiantoday.co.uk/article/benny.hinn.sued.by.publisher.over.alleged.relationship.with.paula.white/27543.htm

Hinn broke the terms of the agreement with Strang Communications Co when he engaged in an “inappropriate relationship” with White, the publisher alleges in a suit filed on Tuesday.

Strang paid Hinn a $300,000 advance for his first book, Blood in the Sand, three years ago. Hinn was supposed to write three books for the publisher, according to the suit.

Filed under “Contract/Indebtedness”, the complaint claims that Hinn admitted “his inappropriate relationship” with White in August and that he failed to pay Strang despite agreeing to do so.

A Strang attorney also alleges in a letter attached to the suit that Hinn also did not keep a contract term requiring him to help market the book. The letter said he was a no-show at media appearances, including on Christian Broadcasting Network’s “The 700 Club”.

Last summer, The National Enquirer published photos showing the television preachers going in and out of a hotel in Rome holding hands.

Following the article’s publication, both Christian preachers issued statements denying any wrongdoing.

Hinn strongly rejected the article’s claim that he had an affair with White, saying in a statement on his website that there was only a “friendship” and “no immorality” that existed between the two. He also derided claims that he and White secretly stayed together at a hotel as “absolutely false“.

The televangelist said the twice-divorced White had been an “encouragement” to him and “shared helpful advice” after his wife, Suzanne, filed for divorce last January.

I will not deny that the friendship has strengthened, and, while it has remained morally pure at all times, I have enjoyed the company of someone who has also gone through the trauma of a painful and public divorce,” he stated.

I forcefully, categorically, and absolutely renounce the lies that have been spread about me and want to set the record straight with you. There is nothing inappropriate or morally improper about my friendship with Paula White. There has been no immorality whatsoever!

In her own statement, White, who has known Hinn for over 20 years, called the assertions by the tabloid “categorically false”.

“We were never alone and were in the constant company of staff and other associates,” she asserted. “My relationship with Pastor Benny is genuine and pure and should not be taken out of context.”

White, pastor of Without Walls International Church in Florida, also emphasised that she would hold accountable those who “thwart” her calling to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world.

Both had agreed to “have no further social relationship” until his divorce is finalised.

Hinn is legally divorced from Suzanne, according to the marital status listed on their divorce case in the Orange County Superior Court of California.
Hinn and White were among six televangelists whose spending and nonprofit status were investigated by Senator Charles Grassley beginning in 2007.
Last month, Grassley concluded his three-year probe and reported that Joyce Meyer Ministries and Benny Hinn’s World Healing Center Church were the only two ministries that fully cooperated with the investigation and even implemented financial reforms.

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