Perry Stone (Hosts Christian Show on TBN) Under Investigation by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Report Claims

Perry Stone (Hosts Christian Show on TBN) Under Investigation by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Report Claims

Seems like almost every pastor or Christian host I watched on Christian network TBN later turned out to be a pervert, a guy who had affairs, etc. This guy is another one I used to watch on a regular basis. He’s married, by the way.

Perry Stone Under Investigation by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Report Claims

April 2, 2022
by A. Kumar

Two years after being accused of sexual misconduct by several women, televangelist and Bible teacher Perry Stone is under investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, according to a report.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has a list of at least nine alleged victims and has interviewed at least five people, the (Link): Chattanooga Times Free Press reports. 

The newspaper adds that a TBI spokesperson confirmed by email that the agency is investigating the Cleveland, Tennessee-based televangelist at the request of the district attorney general, Steve Crump, who has to decide if charges need to be pressed after the results of the investigation.

Continue reading “Perry Stone (Hosts Christian Show on TBN) Under Investigation by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Report Claims”

Women in Perry Stone’s Ministry Allege Sexual Misconduct, Say FBI is Investigating Televangelist

Women in Perry Stone’s Ministry Allege Sexual Misconduct, Say FBI is Investigating Televangelist

This is so weird. I used to watch Stone’s show on a regular basis from around the early 2000s.

It seems like most every figure I used to watch regularly on TBN later went on to be accused of child molesting or adultery.

Is there anyone out there who professes Christ who actually LIVES OUT a Christian lifestyle, ie., if you’re a married Christian guy, you are NOT molesting children, viewing porn, or sexually harassing women or having affairs?

(Link): Women in Perry Stone’s ministry allege sexual misconduct, say FBI is investigating televangelist – behind a pay wall or you must register to continue reading

I have more comments below this long excerpt:

(Link):  Televangelist Perry Stone slams secular media after report alleges sexual misconduct

by Leonardo Blair

Longtime Tennessee-based televangelist and Bible teacher Perry Stone warned his followers against trusting secular media Monday, days after a local publication accused him of sexual misconduct.

“Over 32 years I have been involved with television. … I’m involved with media, I know how media works,” Stone said in a YouTube video titled “The Truth Behind Today’s Media.”

“It’s not always about what’s true or not, it’s about the advertising dollars,” he continued, explaining the relationship between the media and advertising and the need to make money.

….Citing multiple sources connected to Stone and his Perry Stone Ministries, a report published in the Chattanooga Times Free Press on Christmas Day said the Federal Bureau of Investigation began looking into sexual misconduct claims against the minister last month, but the agency has not confirmed this.

Continue reading “Women in Perry Stone’s Ministry Allege Sexual Misconduct, Say FBI is Investigating Televangelist”

Guilt Tripping or Shaming the Hurt Sheep to Return to Church

Guilt Tripping or Shaming the Hurt Sheep to Return to Church

I just saw the last few minutes of the Perry Stone show on “TBN”.

I don’t hate the guy. Some of his teachings are interesting.

At the tail end of this program, Stone was addressing Christian people who have been hurt by other Christians or by churches, or who have “turned from the Lord.”

Stone’s one appeal to the viewer to return to church was: “we are living in the Last Days.”

I’m not buying it. I first began getting interested in Bible prophecy in my teens and read many books about it in my 20s, and have watched I don’t know who many hours of Grant Jefferies and Hal Lindsey, and so forth, discussing prophecy on television. (Never did read the “Left Behind” books, however.)

Since my teen years (I am early 40s now), I have been hearing preachers say “we are living in the Last Days.” I now no longer believe this, at least not for me personally. The world continues to go on now like it did when I was a teenager. I stopped getting worked up over anything Israel related a few years ago and assuming every Iranian threat to Israel = Rapture Now/ Second Coming of Christ.

I am also quite tired of pastors who try to shame or guilt people into church attendance, people who have been betrayed or wounded by Christians, or by a particular church or pastor.

Continue reading “Guilt Tripping or Shaming the Hurt Sheep to Return to Church”

The Bible Says Christians are to Help Other Christians First

The Bible Says Christians are to Help Other Christians First

I’ve discussed (Link:) this topic before at the blog. The Bible instructs Christians that they are to first and foremost help other Christians, and specifically Christians in their church or local vicinity, before helping Non Christians in their communities, or helping Non-Christians in foreign nations, and seems to suggest even before spreading the Gospel to the unsaved in other nations (or not at the expense of).

One would not know these facts from watching most American Christian television or from visiting local American Christian churches, which almost always emphasize raising funds to send missionairies to unsaved pygmies in some other country, or the time spent saying how they feel so sorry for starving kids in Africa and India, or helping Thai or Eastern European girls get out of sex slavery, and so on.

As a matter of fact, as I type this message, preacher Jentezen Franklin is on TV right now with two people on his program talking about how they want to raise more money to send more food to hungry people in Haiti.

I’ve nothing against American Christians helping foreign Non-Christians or American ones, but American Christians are so annoyingly lop-sized on this issue to the point they are neglecting their fellow suffering American Christians, and this is in direct conflict to what the Bible teaches.

I’ve also noticed that many middle class American Christians are so hypocritical and harsh when it comes to other American Christians. They will weep and sorrow for obvious “sob stories,” such as abused women in shelters, the homeless, or starving kids in Africa, but they tend to act very unsympathetic and even cold and judgmental towards their hurting fellow Christians who sit next to them weekly, such as lonely, stressed out, Christian divorced women, the Christian elderly people in their church who are sick or dying, etc.

You can imagine how delighted and surprised I was to hear tele-evangelist Perry Stone say on a recent broadcast of his show much of what I said above: he told Christians watching his show that it’s fine to help pagans in foreign nations, but that the Bible instructs Christians they are to help and aid other Christians in their family and church first and foremost. I wanted to cheer when I heard that.
Continue reading “The Bible Says Christians are to Help Other Christians First”