Neil, I'm not writing to pile on about referencing the scandal in light of the theological aberration...I get your point. But you're usually precise in your writing and I think we should clarify that clearly an "inappropriate romantic relationship" is sinful and detrimental to all involved, his confession on the ministry web site that you posted a link to implies it did not involve actual adultery.
True fundamentalists avoid worldliness...but from a liberal humanists perspective, any evangelical that takes Scripture literally and believes in moral absolutes is essentially a fundamentalist given the term is now often viewed with contempt.
My experience has been that charismatic churches can also inhibit maturity in "some" believers giving them excuses for poor behavior by spiritualizing things. Charismatics should be honest and at least admit the Apostolic signs are not normative today, Besides, if the TBNer's are legit, let them go to a children's ward in a hospital and extend their faith healings where no money is to be had.
I live close enough to Sun Valley to have visited GCC a couple times over the years...but anyone that even listen's to JM's strictly expository sermons know's he's not purpose driven and he's critiqued S-Back Church as much as any pastor.
For myself, the issue was not leaving Rome that blinded me, but for others in my family that upbringing seemed to have more of a stronghold. I think there is some truth to the Jesuit saying, "Give me a child for the first seven years and I will show you the man."
Thankful for God's supernatural work of the Holy Spirit on myself and others in my family that led to saving grace.
As one having been raised Catholic but saved by grace later in life, I don't have sympathy for the RCC false system. That being said, I was surprised to recently read this about the previous Pope Benedict XVI.
"In 1976, he (Ratziner) suggested that the Augsburg Confession, the primary confession of faith of the Lutheran Church and one of the most important documents of the Lutheran reformation, might possibly be recognized as a Catholic statement of faith. He later backed off this position because of differences between Catholics and Lutherans on the understanding of justification." Gospel Coalition Website