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The Benny Hinn Fraud

 

Benny Hinn was born in 1952 in Jaffa , Israel . Benny Hinn was raised in the Greek Orthodox religion and went to French Catholic schools. In 1968 the Hinn family moved to Toronto , Canada .

IN December 1974 Benny began holding weekly healing meetings in Oshawa , Ontario ,despite his complete lack of formal study or knowledge of scripture.

In 1983 Benny Hinn moved his operations to the Orlando Christian Center in Florida .

Following some legal troubles, Hinn decided in late 1999 to move his operations to Dallas , Texas and began what is today known as the Benny Hinn Fraud.

Hinn has since become the most popular televangelist and faith healer in the world. Thousands pack stadiums and amphitheaters hoping to be healed.

Although Hinn has been asked and challenged many times he has failed to prove even a single "healing" objectively. His claims of "miracles" also lack scientific evidence or proof. Instead, people apparently feel "healed," therefore they are "healed."

The media has often scrutinized the Benny Hinn fraud. Time and time again he is shown to knowing manipulate the faithful and take willingly take their money.

It has been reported that the Benny Hinn Ministry is takes in more than $100 million dollars annually.

The Benny Hinn scam terms his vacations "layovers" because they are considered legitimate business expenses. These layovers include multiple night stays at $10,000 per night hotels, $2000 meals and lavish shopping sprees.

Hinn's house cost $3.5 million to build, has 7 bedrooms, 8 baths, and includes 6,000 square feet, a view of the Pacific and room for five cars in its underground garage. Benny prefers BMWs.

All of the money to fuel Benny Hinn's expenses and perks comes from contributions to his tax-exempt ministry.

Hinn has been accused many times of using false claims and scams of miracles to gain followers and donations.

A former employee of Benny said, Hinn once received 5$ from an elderly lady who claimed it was the last 5$ she had. Hinn made light of a $5 donation saying "Ha, I got her last $5, guys."

In 2002 Hinn was investigated by Dateline NBC. The show provided evidence against the Benny Hinn fraud and showed he has been scamming people for their money with false healing claims that he cannot prove.

He was asked to provide medical proof of the miracles he and his follower claim to be experiencing. However, to date not one piece of definitive evidence has been provided by the ministry. Hinn did provide claims, but when these were investigated they turned out to be claims without medical justification.

After all the programs and interviews done with Hinn, warning people of the Benny Hinn Fraud, Hinn continues to have a large following and, Hinn himself remains unrepentant.

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