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TBC Staff

Televangelist Benny Hinn asks for $2M in donations [Excerpts]

(AP) SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Televangelist Benny Hinn has posted a plea for $2 million in donations on his website.

Hinn says he accumulated the deficit in the past few months because offerings at some international appearances did not cover expenses.

Hinn's reputation as an advocate of prosperity gospel has attracted millions of followers but has also drawn criticism from lawmakers and watchdog groups.

He is one of six televangelists who have been targeted by federal lawmakers investigating compliance with IRS rules for nonprofits.

[TBC: We have addressed Benny Hinn in past issues of the newsletter.].