Conflict at TBN goes public

I’ve not been paying much attention over the years to the occassional conflict around Trinity Broadcasting Network. An article in The New York Times this week reports there is a major round of turmoil that is now visible.

Family Battle Offers Look Inside Lavish TV Ministry, by Erik Eckholm, reports on accusations of extravagant spending by Mr. and Mrs. Crouch leveled by one of their granddaughters and accusations of theft by the granddaughter leveled by TBN.

If you are following news in the religious NPO world, might be worth paying attention.  After reading the article, I’m guessing this won’t be going away soon.  Since IRS staffers can read the papers, I’d guess a few revenue agents have noticed the article too.  Based on the article, it looks like there are some serious tax issues involved.

As usual, I’m late to the party. When I searched for the original article, there were 119,000 hits when I used the exact name of the article in quotes.

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