SANFORD – A Lake Mary book publisher is suing televangelist and faith healer Benny Hinn, saying he violated a morality clause in their contract when he began an “inappropriate relationship” with another evangelist, and thus, must pay $250,000.
In August, Hinn admitted to a friendship with evangelist Paula White after The National Enquirer published photos of them in Rome, holding hands.
Hinn was married at the time. His wife, Suzanne, had filed for divorce a few months earlier.
Three years earlier, Hinn had signed a three-book deal with Strang Communications Co. of Lake Mary. He was paid a $300,000 advance on the first one, “Blood in the Sand,” according to the suit.
Hinn acknowledged to his publisher “his inappropriate relationship” with White in August, according to the suit, and agreed that the publisher should get back its money, but he has yet to pay up.
Hinn’s lawyer, Miles Archer Woodlief of Mill Valley, Calif., did not return a phone call Thursday. In a letter attached to the suit, Strang also accused Hinn of violated the contract by failing to work hard enough to market “Blood in the Sand”.
He failed to make television appearances to promote it, including several on “700 Club”, wrote Strang attorney Chris Vlahos. The suit was filed Tuesday in state circuit court.
Hinn lives in suburban Los Angeles. He moved there in 1999 after building a national audience at his faith-healing center, World Outreach Center on Forest City Road in Orlando, where he preached for 14 years.
Source: Orlando Sentinel
No one is perfect. There have been many Christians who have sinned. BUT repented and strive to follow the Word of God completely.
Unfortunately, Benny Hinn doesn’t appear to be in that category. Upon many of his “own gospel” errors, Hinn can add inappropriate relationship while married to his list of wrongs.
Yes, he acknowledged what he did was wrong-supposedly to his publisher, but in his position “if he truly followed the Word of God” Hinn should have taken to the podium, and repented from his sins. That would have set an example to all who watch him. Hinn should repent from all his sins, including his false teachings. To read those articles, you can click HERE.
1 John 4:1
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.
Written by: Gloria