Wow, how the saga of the Schullers of Crystal Cathedral gets...well, not sadder and sadder, because the family had millions upon millions of dollars for decades, but downright pathetic.We all know about Robert H. Schuller's mismanagement of the empire he created to the tune of having to declare bank ... More >>
That was my assumption about the queen of the Costa Mesa-based Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) when I just opened up the Orange County Register home page.See what I mean on the next page . . .
Lawyers for Trinity Broadcasting Center of Santa Ana, more commonly known as TBN, say disgruntled family members are seeking hush money from the Christian broadcasting giant by talking to the press about their court cases against the network.A court filing by TBN attorney Douglas L. Mahaffey claims ... More >>
A granddaughter of Paul and Jan Crouch, founders of the flock-fleecing Trinity Broadcasting Network, says the company is covering up her rape at the hands of an employee when she was 13 years old. ... More >>
UPDATE, March 23, 1:45 P.M.: TBN lawyer Colby May said Rusty Leonard has a theological axe to grind because he "doesn't believe that the Christian expression of charismatics represented on the network is appropriate."TBN files a Form 990 for federally tax-exempt organizations, and other fina ... More >>
My being on assignment last week forced my skipping last Friday's What We Learned. Not that anyone noticed . . . sniff . . . It's because I'm fat, isn't it!?! MARCH 10: UCI's Nobel Prize-winning chemist F. Sherwood Rowland (right) passes away at his Corona del Mar home from Parkinson's Disease co ... More >>
Sex scandals are merely crumbs from the table of a lawsuit filed this week against Trinity Christian Center of Santa Ana, which includes allegations that founders Paul and Jan Crouch fetched a $50 million jet through a "sham loan to an alter ego corporation" and that a $100,000 motor home was pur ... More >>
We're all working past the fifteenth tamale here, so excuse us if we're almost a week late to the hilarious write-up that the British paper The Guardian did on the Holy Land Experience, the Orlando fundamentalist Christian theme park owned and operated by our Trinity Broadcasting Network.Reporter ... More >>
Galiher's prissy mug shot the day of the crimeYou'll remember last year the disturbing story of Stephen Eugene Galiher, once a rising star in the Trinity Broadcasting Network universe, in charge of the televangelist powerhouse's Nashville-area theme park--that is, until crashing into a car on the ... More >>
A fired security guard is being arraigned in Newport Beach this morning for allegedly stealing from what we assume must be a bejeweled donation box given the Caligula set holding it: The sparkly Trinity Broadcasting Network headquarters across the 405 from South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa.Robert E ... More >>
Robert Shorter was a security guard at the worldwide headquarters for Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) in Costa Mesa before being fired several years ago.So, it was unusual that the 39-year-old Yorba Linda resident would be walking out of the opulent eyesore across from South Coast Plaza after ... More >>
I see Food Network shows occasionally, about as much as I watch the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Maybe I'm just a fool (actually, I am!), maybe I've seen too much of each channel, but some of their star personalities start melding into each other until the TBN and the FN personalities are ind ... More >>
Van Tran, Tom Harman, Allan Mansoor: Dumb, dumber, and dumbest. Is Mansoor the Egyptian version of Alfred E. Neuman?Okay, okay, okay: I'll bite. After constant requests yesterday by my jefe to, how shall we say, opine on the news that Costa Mesa passed a resolution this week deeming itself a "Rul ... More >>
Wikipedia CommonsBenny Hinn, spreading something.Talk about casting the first stone, you simply must check out the statement from Benny Hinn Ministries regarding the titular televangelist's wife of 30 years filing for divorce in Orange County Superior Court.
Galiher: TBN miracle worker who turned wine into a double DUI...dig those frosted, rumpled locks!When those poor, desperate souls that make up Trinity Broadcasting Corporation's primary audience dial up Paul and Jan Crouch during the Praise-a-Thon and pledge thousands of dollars, I'm sure they ne ... More >>
TBN Heads Paul & Jan Crouch: More than 1 billion souls bilked!A thousand apologies to the people who showed up to my scheduled speech on religion in Orange County this Saturday before the Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, Orange County chapter. Just half an hour before my ... More >>
Greg Laurie, working it.He may not have the press agent of your Rick Warren or healing touch of your Benny Hinn or out-of-control wig of your Jan Crouch, but Greg Laurie does attract a similarly large following, as will be evidenced at Angel Stadium Aug. 14-16 during the 20th anniversary Harvest Cru ... More >>
It's an easy observation to note that the Trinity Broadcasting Network is a fevered Walt Disney dream come alive, what between the cartoonish qualities of Paul and Jan Crouch, their antebellum-style studios across the 405 Freeway from South Coast Plaza, and last year's purchase of the Holy Land Expe ... More >>
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