Let's see how long Hinn squirms or if he has Jan and Paul Crouch 'demonize'
Bro. Alnor for taking him to task doctrinally.
> From: William Alnor <WAlnor@...>
> Reply-To: ar-talk@...
> Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2001 00:44:34 -0400
> To: AR Talk <ar-talk@...>
> Subject: [AR-talk] Committee on Benny Hinn
> Dear Colleagues,
> Benny Hinn's attorney contacted us today threatening
> www.cultlink.com (Eastern Christian Outreach) with a lawsuit if we don't
> act by Friday in removing the "Holy Ghost Enema"/Suzanne Hinn story from
> our website. The threat was made in a letter Federal Expressed to us.
> As a professor in media law and ethics, this childish threat is
> ridiculous and it will _not_ result in our removing the story. Our
> story is not libelous and it's fair. I made that very clear to the
> attorney in a telephone call, and he quickly backed down.
> However, he proposed that in exchange for our ministry taking down
> the offending article, that Benny Hinn Ministries will respond "at the
> highest levels" to all complaints against Hinn's ministry, both alleged
> moral/ethical complaints and doctrinal problems, in an attempt to harbor
> greater understanding between Hinn and his critics. He also said
> websites like our own are hurting the Benny Hinn ministries as people
> who are searching for Benny Hinn on the Internet via search engines are
> running into our site. (He also claimed in his threatening letter that
> we published errors about Benny Hinn in our site, but when I pressed him
> on what those errors were, he could not come up with any examples.) I
> quickly reminded the attorney that Hinn has made a number of false
> prophecies, not to mention his teaching much false doctrine over the
> years -- in addition to the numerous exposes that have appeared against
> Benny Hinn ministries during the past ten years. I asked him if he ever
> read "The Confusing World of Benny Hinn" by the staff of PFO, to which
> he responded no. I reminded him that Hinn predicted on tape as a direct
> prophecy from God in the late 1980s, the removal of Fidal Castro as
> leader of Cuba by 1998.
> The upshot of this is that I am going to counterpropose tomorrow
> afternoon that we will take the offending article down in exchange for a
> committee of apologists to submit a series of detailed questions for
> Hinn to answer that deal with 1.) ethical and moral problems surrounding
> the ministry, and 2.) doctrinal problems with Hinn's ministry, that
> includes false prophecies. Hinn will have a limited time to respond to
> our questions (and I am going to further propose a face to face
> meeting), and if the answers are not truthful, or even if they are not
> to our satisfaction, the article will go back up.
> I already have some apologists in mind that I will ask to assist
> with this project. Nevertheless, if any of my apologetics colleagues
> believes he or she is qualified to be part of this effort, please E-mail
> me back privately expressing your interest and how you might be able to
> contribute. What I need are people to propose specific questions for
> Hinn and perhaps to attend a meeting with the Hinn people at a later
> date. My private E-mail address is walnor@...
> I am also very open to your private thoughts on this matter.
> BILL ALNOR
> William M. Alnor
> Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism, Public Relations
> and Advertising
> School of Communications and Theater
> Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122
> (215) 283-1281
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