What do those names have in common? Money. And the concern of possible financial misconduct. The Senate Finance Committee is investigating six televangelists to determine whether or not their ministries are improperly using their tax-exempt status as churches to shield lavish lifestyles.
Given that the boards of their “ministries” seem unable to provide effective oversight, the United States government has decided to step in. Finally.
It is interesting to read the request for information from the Senate Finance Committee. You can read the documents here. Scroll down the page until you see the releases dated 11-06-07.
The six televangelists were given a month to respond.
I had posted about Joyce Meyer here and here. Does she, like the other five, lead a lavish lifestyle? I suppose lavish is one word that comes to mind. Sinful might be another. Regardless, it looks like she has some explaining to do.