Archive for the ‘Corruption & Misuse’ Category

Blending religion, taxes

Questions raised about school's funding, huge overhead, lax oversight. State tax money flowing into the controversial Hope Online Learning Academy Co-Op is not only supporting religious programs, it appears to be keeping some religious schools alive

Pensacola evangelist convicted of tax fraud

  An evangelist who founded Pensacola's defunct Dinosaur Adventure Land theme park is behind bars.  

Many are fleecing, not feeding, the ‘sheep’

Fraud involving Christians has skyrocketed, investigators say, and victims have lost billions.

Mis-appropriation of christian missionary assets

source: EEnadu.net, Nov 8, 2005 , a leading Telugu daily published from Andhra Pradesh Misappropriation of Christian missionary assets Andhra Pradesh Assembly committee chair reveals Medak (newstoday): According to MLA and chairman of House committee on missionary affairs, Mr A. Vivekananda Reddy, property worth hundreds of crores of rupees has been misappropriated and misused. Earlier […]

USA: Bishops face racketeering charges

A fresh lawsuit has been filed in a state court of Hannibal, Missouri on behalf of an unnamed former seminary student against Anthony J O’Connel, the former bishop of the diocese of Palm Beach. After the first lawsuit against him in March this year, O’Connel, meantime head of the Florida diocese, resigned

Time for some soul-searching

Recently, two events in far removed New Delhi and Boston brought the same spectre alive in the public mind-paedophilia by Church representatives. In Boston, a defrocked Catholic priest John Geoghan, the key figure of the Boston Church sex scandal, was murdered by a fellow inmate in prison. The Archdiocese of Boston, now trying to settle […]

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