Mission & Name
US Foreign Policy (Dr. El-Najjar's Articles)
TBN and the Political Zionists Who Run It
By Kristen Scott
Al-Jazeerah, ccun.org, March 22, 2010
During a recent scan of worthless television channels, I stopped
by to see my old friends at TBN, Trinity Broadcasting Network. While living
in Brentwood, Tennessee for a short time I would frequent the TBN
headquarters in Hendersonville, Tennessee. What I saw at TBN changed my
spiritual perceptions dramatically. While scanning the large crowds waiting
to see the latest "super evangelist", I began to notice the economic classes
of these people. Most were common working class and some poorer,
impoverished Americans. These people would wait in line while the superegos
of TBN namely, Laverne Trip, his wife Edith Trip, founder Jan Crouch, her
daughter – in – law, and son Matt crouch, would arrive at the ex-Conway
Twitty mansion in furs, Armani styles, and in a black stretch limousine.
After entering the massively over- decorated gaudy spectacle of an
auditorium, all of the manipulation would begin. All of the hoopla of music,
dancing, and praising “the lord” would spin into the offering. I myself have
heard founder Paul Crouch ask for social security checks from widows. These
practices have gone on for a century, but to see such a horrific display of
manipulation and brainwashing is disgusting. What is more disgusting is how
most of the speakers ( I won’t even call them evangelist), are in the
political pockets of Israel. These "evangelists" are demonizing and spouting
such hate against Muslims and other religions such as Hindu’s, Buddhists,
etc. that it is tyrannical. Benny Hinn is one such evangelist who is
completely in the Zionist pockets, his own brother quite his ministry due to
allegations of fraud, and I believe the worst of the lot, John Hagee. John
Hagee is a overweight hate monger who should be prosecuted for hate crimes.
All of these evangelistic pretenders, panderers to Zionists are feeding the
religious right with brainwashing propaganda. It is a sad day in my America
to see a woman such as Sarah Palin representing the female race, tsk,
tsk,tsk. It is even sadder to see women following her
unintelligent mumbo jumbo, unintelligent and pretentious coquettish act.
Palin is very rich, has praised her daughter for having a child out of
wedlock, and yet has the nerve to say she is a God fearing, right-wing,
Christian. And what's worse, these evangelists and their talk show friends
embrace Palin and praise her, while telling others what she does is a sin!
Ah, once again, they all worship the fabled "golden calf."
the women leaders such as we had in the 70’s? Where are their voices? Have
they all been eclipsed by stupidity and pride in sounding dumb? And, what
role does the media play in foisting someone like Sarah Palin on the public?
What role do these "evil- vangelists" play in this melodrama/farce that
mesmerizes thousands each Sunday?
I would love to see a preacher
stand up and call these “evil- vanglists” what they are!
I would love to
see one, just one, take a whip through the temple and overturn these slot
machines they call offering plates.
I would love to see more Jimmy Carter’s rise out of the political arena
into the moral arena and call these men and women out who are blaspheming
Jesus’ words of love and anti-hate. These “Christians” who love bloodbaths
and are so easily swayed by leaders who say they are “right-wing
Christians,” as they call for war, especially since none of them have ever
been in combat in a war zone. The last time I checked, it is what you “do”
not what you “say,” that shows your true worth. But these evil-vangelists
lie, cheat and steal; they fill the hearts of those in need with falsehoods,
with words that would upset Jesus, and tarnish the true words of God.
As someone who went to seminary as a young lady and has studied theology
for several years, I am now disgusted with this "pseudo Christianity” being
preached by these charlatans. I support an end to this bloodbath for oil
and an end to the demonization of peaceful people all over the world. I
support religion as a way of showing kindness – Jesus’ religion, not this
hateful Las Vegas show that still glimmers and flashes constantly with
“send your love offering if you want to get to heaven.”
Kristen Scott is a free lance writer, poet, critic and
editor; she is available for lectures. She may be reached at