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 networkâ€™s 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.
â€śThe 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€ť May explained. â€śAnd the most heartbreaking fact is that the wife of one of the central figures in that misappropriation is the granddaughter of TBNâ€™s...
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.