It seems like bad news is coming from every sector of the economy--including a number of megachurches and so-called "Christian" ministries. J. Lee Grady, who writes for Charisma Magazine, reports that Without Walls International, a megachurch which once boasted of 23,000 members, is in foreclosure after the divorce of the founding "pastors" Randy and Paula White. No surprise there.
The "Bishop" with no shame, Thomas Weeks III, (who assaulted his wife, Juanita Bynum) was recently escorted from the grounds of Global Destiny Ministries while giving a sermon, because of 500K in past-due rent.
And then Bishop Earl Paulk's massive (6,000 seat) Cathedral at Chapel Hill, is nearly empty, after a series of sex scandals in the Paulk family, and heretical doctrine taught by Paulk's son, "Jr. Bishop" Donnie Paulk. The Paulks have put the church up for sale.
While Grady laments the decline of these churches, he also makes the case that each of these "ministries" ceased being faithful to Scripture (he means that differently than I would--I don't think any of these heretical monstrosities should have existed in the first place). Click here: 111908 - Fire In My Bones
Then there is the news that Oral Roberts University will lay-off 100 workers to get back on a solid financial footing and to help pay-off Richard Roberts (Oral's son), who got booted out of the office of president of the family-founded university. Click here: Tulsa World: ORU plans to slice 100 jobs
Even James Dobson's Focus on the Family has been hit hard. Focus is laying-off 202 workers because they spent $500,000.00 in support of proposition 8 in California. Click here: Colorado Independent » More layoffs at Focus on the Family
Seems like things are rough all over. Maybe they should go to congress hat-in-hand. Everyone else, it seems, is asking for a bailout.