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I thought Benny Hinn was after saving souls

By Vision Reporter

Added 4th July 2009 03:00 AM

I sympathise with Pastor Benny Hinn who came to Uganda and other African countries only to return to Texas with a 4-billion-dollar hole in his pocket. He is quoted as saying that much as some people will not want him to talk about it, “money is importan

I sympathise with Pastor Benny Hinn who came to Uganda and other African countries only to return to Texas with a 4-billion-dollar hole in his pocket. He is quoted as saying that much as some people will not want him to talk about it, “money is importan

I sympathise with Pastor Benny Hinn who came to Uganda and other African countries only to return to Texas with a 4-billion-dollar hole in his pocket. He is quoted as saying that much as some people will not want him to talk about it, “money is important to do God’s work”.

Benny Hinn knows that is bull****, as they would say in the US. Benny Hinn, his hosts in Africa and other evangelical pastors are ostensibly in the business of saving souls.

Money should be the last of their concerns. But of course saving souls is only their ostensible raison d'etre.

They are in fact businessmen and women looking to survive on the ignorance and gullibility of people who have surrendered their capacity to reason to the metaphysical and supernatural. I do not begrudge them their entrepreneurial acumen — they have identified a need and are exploiting it.

But I wish they could admit that they are in earthly rather than heavenly business and discharge their obligations to the Uganda Revenue Authority just as MTN, Stanbic and Uganda Breweries do. But then they would be conceding that they dispense air and all clients would flee!

H.G.K. Nyakoojo
Buziga, Kampala

I thought Benny Hinn was after saving souls

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