20/20 did a piece tonight about a group called Ministry Watch--a watchdog organization that reports on the financial accountability & practices of popular ministries. Fascinating. Several ministries were given "failing grades" (under the "donor alert" banner); others were praised for their transparency and integrity (the "shining light" banner). Not in the least bit surprising to me...many of the more outspoken "prosperity gospel" bunch were among the most problematic (Benny Hinn, Rod Parsley, Paul & Jan Crouch, Creflo Dollar). This makes sense because: These guys in their theology have to be loaded; otherwise, God's not blessing. Because they preach health & wealth, they are swimming in cash. Thus, they live very extravagantly (I couldn't believe how much property (in the tens of millions) that the Crouch's owned personally), and the money has seemingly negatively impacted them (surprise, surprise). The main stumbling block--several ministries simply weren't forthcoming about where the money was going. Of course...that raises red flags, and should. Not all of the "failing grade" ministries responded on-air to 20/20. There was a recorded program of Paul & Jan Crouch addressing this issue. Jan managed to say between crying fits, "the critics were sent by Satan to discourage" them. Paul brilliantly observed, "If God wanted His people to be poor, who would pay for all of this?" (I wanted to say, "suckers?" but I refrained :laugh: ). Did anyone else see it? What were your thoughts?