Friday, December 7, 2007

Creflo Dollar Refuses to Turn Over More Financial Documents

Georgia televangelist Creflo Dollar is refusing to turn over any more financial documents to the Senate Finance Committee, even though they are overdue.

Last month, the committee's ranking Republican, Sen. Charles Grassley, asked Dollar and five other TV and megachurch preachers to provide him detailed reports on how they're spending billions of dollars in church donations. He wants to make sure their ministries aren't violating their tax-exempt status by spending church donations on personal luxuries.

Five of the six ministries have either turned over documents or asked Grassley for more time, which the senator readily agreed to give them. But Dollar and his World Changers Church have refused, and he's hired a lawyer. He said if Grassley wants more information he'll have to subpoena him to testify before the committee.


XtianDoctrine said...

Now I hate to criticize a man of God, but why wouldn't he just release all the documents? His refusal, and the fact that he has gotten a lawyer, only creates an atmosphere of suspicion: as they say why would you need a lawyer if you are not guilty of anything?

Akin said...

Personally I think he should simply give the prying eyes what they want. His objections, and him getting a lawyer, suggest he has a skeleton to hide - which I don't believe to be so.

john said...

Is this an attack on a man of God or is it justified in light of the lavishness displayed by some of our men of God?

XtianDoctrine said...

Where do we really draw the line between "My God is a prosperous God" and "It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God"?