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TBN Responds to Articles, Allegations Concerning Network Finances
Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) is responding to a recent round of news articles detailing accusations by former employees that the Christian broadcaster's officers participated in financial misappropriation and extravagant living at the expense of the networkâs donors.
TBN attorney and spokesman Colby May said it was unfortunate that the media had relied on discredited sources for most of the information they used in their coverage.
âThe soundness and veracity of these stories are completely undermined when you realize that they depend almost exclusively upon accusations from individuals who admitted they had embezzled and misappropriated over $1 million from the network, and its companion ministry, International Christian Broadcasting,â May explained. âAnd the most heartbreaking fact is that the wife of one of the central figures in that misappropriation is the granddaughter of TBNâs...
This "he said, she said" stuff would be unnecessary if organizations which solicit donations would be transparent about how the money they're given is spent. I would not give my money to any organization which was not completely transparent and accountable to the people who give them money.