My wife mentioned to me that she heard from her mother that Creflo Dollar was under investigation by the government. This is naturally intrigued and I wondered what the government was up to this time. I sort of figured, but I wanted to research it out for myself. What I found was that Senator Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, had begun an investigation late last year into not only Creflo Dollar’s ministry, but five others too. The other ministries are Kenneth Copeland, Joyce Meyer, Paula White, Bishop Eddie Long, and Benny Hinn. According to Senator Grassley’s website, he is conducting this investigation after “complaints from the public and news coverage regarding certain practices at six ministries.” I would say that if the truth were known it was 99.9% (liberal) news coverage and 0.01% public. Just how many people actually contact their Congressman about ANYTHING?? The article on Senator Grassley’s website doesn’t offer much detail, naturally. Anytime we’re in danger of losing more of our freedom, isn’t it interesting how politicians keep us in the dark until it’s too late? Anyway, I did a brief investigation into the investigation. I had to travel to the FOX News website for more complete information. FOX News’ report quotes Senator Grassley as saying, “The allegations involve governing boards that aren’t independent and allow generous salaries and housing allowances and amenities such as private jets and Rolls Royces.” Allegations from where? From whom? Senator Grassley, of course, doesn’t say, but if this isn’t an attack on Christian ministries, then these “allegations” must be from some heavy duty supporters (donors) of Senator Grassley. Do you think for one second that you could make a phone call to your Congressman, and actually expect an investigation, or anything for that matter, to happen? In the VERY NEXT QUOTE, Senator Grassley says, “I don’t want to conclude there’s a problem . . .” Political double-talk. “ . . . but I have an obligation to donors and the taxpayers to find out more.” OK, so we’re not smart enough to determine what ministries we, AS INDIVIDUALS, are legitimate and to which WE CHOOSE to donate. Not surprising, since government is very elitist in nature, and therefore doesn’t hold us in very high regard. Government has the attitude that it knows better how to take care of us than we do.Newsflash, Washington, NOT TRUE.
This type of investigation is unprecedented. According to this same article by FOX News, “experts also say it stands out as an unusual case of the government probing the inner workings of religious organizations.” It certainly does stand out. In the past, such investigations were conducted by the IRS either directly or by referrals from Congress. This appears to be one way of stepping up the attack by our government on Christian organizations. The attacks on Christians and Christian organizations by the government has been going on for years. One example of this has been through the income tax system in an attempt to cut off donations. The IRS tried this by eliminating the ability to list donations on anything but their longest tax return forms. Charitable contributions appeared on less complicated forms in years past, but were eliminated over a period of years one by one. Note something else here: you notice that Senator Grassley chose six of the ministries that do the most good here and abroad? Most of these ministries are world-wide in nature, and the others support mission work. This includes aid to starving and needy people here and in other countries. Coincidence? Government doesn’t really like for the private sector, or the religious sector to do anything better than it does.