NOTE: UPDATED TO FIX BROKEN LINK
Today on the newswires, there is this update on the televangelist investigation. I am glad to see that the news media is beginning to recognize that there are conservative, Bible-believing churches out there who do not buy into the excesses of some of the ones targeted for investigation by Senator Charles Grassley.
One thing you'll notice is that even the critics of the televangelists are concerned about government overreaching. I share that concern. However, I have to throw this caveat out there. If we were better at policing our own within the church, things wouldn't get to this pass. The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability was formed just for that purpose, and each of these named ministries refuse to join it. I think it's time for some serious pressure from other high-profile pastors and evangelical spokespeople to get these ministries to open up and be accountable.