Monday, March 26, 2012

IN THE NEWS- Trinity Broadcasting embroiled in family feud

For anyone that thinks that corruption never enters religious businesses, read this fascinating article from the Nashville Tennessean, about a multi-million dollar Christian  broadcasting empire. 
- Rob

Trinity Broadcasting embroiled in family feud
Allegations of lavish spending, theft fly within Christian media power


Televangelists Paul and Jan Crouch, who transformed the former Twitty City in Hendersonville into the Trinity Music City USA religious entertainment complex, are no strangers to controversy.
The couple, who own the multimillion-dollar Christian media empire Trinity Broadcasting Network, fought an 11-year battle to avoid paying property taxes on the entertainment complex after buying it in the mid-1990s.
As that battle raged, a gay staff member alleged he had an affair with Paul Crouch, and the Crouches ran into conflict with the FCC over rules governing how many television stations they can own.
Now, they are being attacked by members of their own family.
Their granddaughter, Brittany Koper, recently filed court papers in Costa Mesa, Calif., that include allegations of $50 million in financial shenanigans at the world’s largest Christian broadcasting network.
Her suit was followed by another from a Koper in-law, who detailed opulent spending at the network on items such as private jets, mansions in California, Tennessee and Florida and a $100,000 mobile home for Jan Crouch’s dogs.
The network has 78 satellites and more than 18,000 television and cable affiliates and owns seven other networks, as well as its headquarters in Costa Mesa in Orange County and the Holy Land Experience, a Christian amusement park in Orlando, Fla.
FULL STORY: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120323/NEWS01/303230068/Trinity-Broadcasting-embroiled-family-feud?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|News|s

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