BREAKING NEWS 07/27: Benny and Paula respond via website to this story.

BREAKING NEWS 08/15: Benny Hinn admits to an elicit “friendship”?! Enjoy.

Once upon a time, there were two well-known preachers found anywhere on Christian TV.

The first, a rococo guy from out of town who had a flair for the garish and flamboyant in terms of preaching and healing. The second, a confused, opprobrious white girl twice-removed from a trailer park who perfected a panache for ministering to those she considered ‘like-minded’.

Both were married and enjoying making a living on the backs of Christians in need. Life was good. A lot of television. A skosh of megalomania. And egos the size of Solomon’s Temple.

They couldn’t be touched… until their reality check bounced and both were divorced.

He was stunned that this woman that he had grown to adore and tolerate would ever leave him and his Nehru suits. He was internationally regaled, the TBN poster boy and was constantly in the headlines thanks to swindling the IRS out of its cash. What’s not to love?

In fact, he was so perturbed that his betrothed of 30 years would hit the bricks that he made a public plea for understanding, which is so unlike him anyway.

Her story is a little different in that while she was plying her craft to women with “weaves, government cheese and jheri curls” (three words you can hear in any message she delivers), her Camelot was crumbling as the church was very much in debt, her son was following in mom’s footsteps offending intelligent black folk and her husband just didn’t get her act anymore.

Then, word comes out that she is gallivanting around the chitlin’ circuit with a man who truly understands her – Rick Hawkins.  This self-appointed ‘Bishop’ from San Antonio, Texas whoops and hollers just like her and just to a crowd that they are so not like.

They get each other. They find rest in each other. They dig each other… until … (the video is great):

Both preachers were wandering on TBN and Daystar aimlessly in need of a connection. Not the one they daftly exploit with Jesus Christ. No, I mean one of a worldly sense.

And now, reports are they found one… in each other’s arms. Yeech!

Thanks to the (are you ready) the National Enquirer, we find Benny Hinn and Paula White are rumored to be dating! What the what?!

Benny Hinn and Paula White having a love affair?

(Courtesy: National Enquirer)

Hurting. Jaded. And alone. These two dolts find a way to seek God while traipsing off to Rome and playing ‘laying on of hands ministry’?! Seriously? So says the gossip rag:

In a shocking revelation sure to rock millions in the Christian community Hinn,57, recently sneaked off to a romantic Roman holiday in the Eternal City – with another beautiful blonde evangelist!

Well, tap the brakes on the “beautiful” but I get the point.

It’s a proven fact that people in similar industries discover love only there. Be it police officers, lawyers or media types, the intermingling there goes well beyond the water cooler. And now, add to the mix fraudulent preachers?

Let’s keep it classy, gang. America is watching okay?

Now before you go off and tell your pastor of the smut I am extolling, I understand this is the same publication that prides itself on pictures of celeb bumps and stretch marks. However, it is also the sleazy publication that broke a few things you may regard as “news”.

The National Enquirer discovered that Rev. Jesse Jackson had an illegitimate child, that Rush Limbaugh had a painkiller addiction, and most recently that Tiger Woods was having an affair or two. And oh yeah, John Edwards and his love child? Yeah, they broke that too.

So, spare your world the drama of “Oooooo, God’s gonna get him” and stop to consider what if this is legitimate?

Is it so difficult to imagine that two ignominious messengers of God would feel that they are like a castoff from Survivor, banished from the island of all things televangelical, and have no one to preach at that would understand?

Surely, they would call each other and discuss how they are both being investigated for IRS fraud by the government and both have been dumped by their spouse. There’s a common bond there, no?

One thing leads to another and Paula places her “life coaching” on hold to fly around the world with Benny and his sexy coifed hairdo. She needs his attention being twice-scorned herself (and still recuperating from Pastor Handsy noted in the aforementioned video). Benny is an agape wound and Paula’s presence is the Hello Kitty band-aid he so desperately needs.

I’m getting misty just thinking about it.

And before you cast this off without a respected source, The Toronto Star is covering it as well.

Neither Hinn nor White could be reached for comment Friday.

That’s an attempt to uncover a source. As Another Brick on the Wall, Get Religion notes: “There’s a big difference in most people’s minds over ‘reports suggest’ and ‘the National Enquirer reports.’”

Yes, there is. So as many of my beloved colleaguessuggest” better than most, I’ll keep watching the Enquirer’s report until a more respected source follows suit.

Odds are they will be reporting to Benny and Paula “This Ain’t Your Day” again.

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Comments
  1. Tim George says:

    Don’t judge a matter before it’s time. God will bring the hidden works of darkness to light at the appointed time. Remember lot’s wife. The Spirit is willing, and the flesh is weak. Watch and pray that you enter not into temptation. Blessed is the man that endures temptation, for when he is tried he will receive the crown of life.

  2. alice says:

    let he who is without sin cast the first stone. i write this in the middle of the stoning. i am not enamoured of either of these people but i refuse to judge them. and at the end of the day – this is gossip.

  3. Only God knows when people are true in their preaching, especially Benny Hinn and Paula White. They are preachers and must have to humble themselves of they have done publicly and spiritually. They lied before their people, and they must laid before God by fooling people and accumulating wealth of people through their misrepresentations before God.

  4. [...] Both went to Rome for a Vatican getaway, allegedly at the Pontiff’s behest (yeah, like he need…), when all of the sudden out of the catacombs arrives an ill-mannered paparazzi photographer and snapped the two during their Italian tryst shopping for a glove that fit for two. [...]

  5. Kevin says:

    Paula White and Benny Hinn’s Roman VACATION.

    (maybe Paula White, who was NEVER ordained, has NO theological OR higher education…..CANNOT spell right???….. so, please read “in the vatican for ministry work” AS “on vacation ministering to ….”)

    Benny Hinn and Paula White have written:

    Benny Hinn, “I was invited by Vatican officials to visit the Vatican to discuss future ministry opportunities there. Paula was likewise invited to have meetings in the region, and, although we spent time together, we were never alone”.

    Paula White says, “I publicly profess and forcefully renounce assertions that the recent trip to Italy to meet with Vatican officials suggests that the friendship is in any way improper or morally impure .We traveled independently to the region for respective ministry duties “.

    LIES! LIES! LIES!

    PROOFS:

    1.On July 11, 2010 at the WWWIC, Tampa, Florida morning services (Paula White’s Church):

    Emcees Sheila(pastor) and her husband Bill announced together for the first time. Sheila is the REGULAR emcee.

    Between 9:30 and 9:45 AM for the 9AM service and between 11:30 and 11:45AM for the 11AM service these are the announcements Sheila made:

    a) WWIC has completed 19 years and Pastor Paula is completing her first anniversary of her RETURN to WWIC.

    b) Pastor Paula will be on vacation and is not here today (July 11, 2010) and will not be here on Thursday for the 7PM service (July15, 2010)

    c) Pastor Fred did a great job on Thursday July 8, 2010. He will lead these services while Pastor Paula is on vacation.

    d) We will ALWAYS stand up when we say Pastor Paula’s name in the future to respect her anointed spirit.

    e) Jeff is available in the lobby before and after ALL the services this month to help the congregation with real estate issues like short sales. The church uses his services regularly. Please feel free to consult him in the lobby.

    Sheila introduced her husband as the handsome man who will now be by her side. Things will now be done differently in the church.

    ALL OF THE ABOVE WERE STREAMED LIVE AND CAN BE CONFIRMED BY HUNDREDS AND THOUSANDS OF THE CONGREGATION AND INTERNET VIEWERS AS WELL AS BENG ON TAPE. ALSO, BY SHELA’s TESTIMONY UNDER OATH.

    FURTHER PROOF: FROM Facebook:

    Paula White | Facebook
    Welcome to the official Facebook Page about Paula White.
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Paula-White/104988617312

    ABOUT PAULA WHITE’s NEGLECTING OF THE NEW TUESDAY SHOW:

    Simona Foletta Hi Pastor Paula, Please say that you are just too busy about our Fathers business and that’s why you haven’t been live on Tuesdays (via http://www.paulawhite.tv) and that you will resume your teachings live on Tuesday’s once your schedule permits. We miss you Pastor Paula!! :)
    July 20 at 6:53pm · Comment · Like · Flag
    Susan Kerns-Wilson and Valentina Kanich like this.

    Valentina Kanich We miss you ,Pastor Paula!Can’t wait for you to connect with us live again!
    July 20 at 6:56pm · 1 person ·

    Linda Hughes George What’s going on woman of God?
    July 19 at 2:32pm ·

    ABOUT PASTOR PAULA COMING BACK FROM VACATION:

    Patrick Bird We love you lots too Pastor Paula! It’s great having you back!
    July 18 at 8:18pm · Comment · Like · Flag
    Valentina Kanich and Phyllis Wheatley like this.

    Paula White What an AMAZING and AWESOME day we had in the presence of God today at WWIC! We are in a GREAT move of God… Souls are being saved, lives restored and the supernatural power of God manifested! I am grateful to experience His goodness! Love you all lots…
    July 18 at 7:49pm · Comment · Like

    Lynn Rondez, Valentina Kanich and Deborah Scully like this.

    ABOUT THE ANNIVERSARY:

    Paula White I am excited about services at WWIC tomorrow 9 and 11 am! It will be our 19th year as a ministry and one year since my return as Senior Pastor. I am sooo grateful to Pastor the GREATEST people ever… I love you all LOTS!!! Make sure you bring someone with you!
    July 17 at 7:25pm · Comment · Like
    Alicia Hill, Phyllis Mallory, Reginald E Benson II and 295 others like this.
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    ABOUT PASTOR PAULA BEING ON VACATION WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF HER STAFF AND CONGREGATION:

    Patrick Bird Dear Pastor Paula, The one true friend is Jesus that always knows who we truely are and will reveal that to those who are attracted to who we truely are. I am very blessed and privileged to know you and to receive from heaven through you each and every week as you speak into my life by preaching God’s Word! Hope your well deserved vacation provided you with the time to rest and enjoy your life apart from the daily demands that are normally upon you.
    July 16 at 11:41am · Comment · Like · Flag

    Elizabeth Valentin aka’Chispa Pastor Paula Javen was on FIRE the Holy Spirit took over last night!WOW..We miss you Momma come back home it truly is not the same without you!!!xoxo
    July 16 at 10:46am · Comment · Like · Flag
    Elizabeth Valentin aka’Chispa and Daughters F Abraham like this.

    SOMEONE TAKE A PICTURE OF THESE PAGES OF PAULA WHITE’S OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE!! TJOUGH THIS IS PROOOOOOOF!!!!

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  7. Higglebottom says:

    I find it funny they said he Vatican was inviting them out to talk about ministry work when BH is a deviant Protestant. Don’t think the RCC needs BH and his fraudulence, we have enough problems of our own right now!

  8. [...] was only a matter of time… and that lasted all of a few hours before both Benny Hinn and Paula White denounced the National Observer story about those two practicing confidentiality in a confessional and brushing it off as “We just [...]

  9. Fred says:

    Benny Hinn’s statement says, quote ” was invited by Vatican officials to visit the Vatican to discuss future ministry opportunities there. Paula was likewise invited to have meetings in the region,”

    But Pastor Paula White was on VACATION from July 10, 201- to July 17, 2010 according to Shirley Kofee the MC of Without Walls International Church on Grady Avenue, Tampa, Florida, Pastor Paula’s OWN church.

    Shirley and her husband Bill announce in BOTH the 9am and 11am services that Pastor Paula was on VACATION and would NOT be in the church from July 11, 2010 to July 18, 2010.

    The ENTIRE congregation AND the internet watchers heard this clearly.

    So WHO is lying? Was Paula on vacation as her OWN church staff announced to her loyal congregation that she fleeces, or are Benny Hinn and Paula White lying about her trip to Italy being for MEETINGS with the Vatican?

  10. Fred says:

    Benny Hinn’s statement says, quote ” was invited by Vatican officials to visit the Vatican to discuss future ministry opportunities there. Paula was likewise invited to have meetings in the region,”

    But Pastor Paula White was on VACATION from July 10, 201- to July 17, 2010 according to Shirley Kofee the MC of Without Walls International Church on Grady Avenue, Tampa, Florida, Pastor Paula’s OWN church.

    Shirley and her husband Bill announce in BOTH the 9am. and 11am services that Pastor Paula was on VACATION and would NOT be in the church from July 11, 2010 to July 18, 2010.

    The ENTIRE congregation AND the internet watchers heard this clearly.

    So WHO is lying? Was Paula on vacation as her OWN church staff announced to her loyal congregation that she fleeces, or are Benny Hinn and Paula White lying about her trip to Italy being for MEETINGS with the Vatican?

  11. Fred says:

    Benny Hinn’s statement says, quote ” was invited by Vatican officials to visit the Vatican to discuss future ministry opportunities there. Paula was likewise invited to have meetings in the region,”

    But Pastor Paula White was on VACATION from July 10, 201- to July 17, 2010 according to Shirley Kofee the MC of Without Walls International Church on Grady Avenue, Tampa, Florida, Pastor Paula’s OWN church.

    Shirley and her husband Bill announce in BOTH the 9a. and 11am services that Pastor Paula was on VACATION and would NOT be in the church from July 11, 2010 to July 18, 2010.

    The ENTIRE congregation AND the internet watchers heard this clearly.

    So WHO is lying? Was Paula on vacation as her OWN church staff announced to her loyal congregation that she fleeces, or are Benny Hinn and Paula White lying about her trip to Italy being for MEETINGS with the Vatican?

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  13. Brother K says:

    I, for one, am readying my bowl to collect the delicious and sweet, sweet anger-filled tears of denial from these two hucksters’ flocks. “Touch not mine anointed…” anyone? Ah, schadenfreude is ME!HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Also, in regards to their Totally Independently Written Straight From The Heart For Honest And For True statements: looks like someone at Paula’s HQ just said “Heck wid it!” and punched the copy & paste buttons. And I say that only because it seems as though BH was out of the gate quicker with the denial.

    On another blog I recently asked if we should stop trying to call these folks to repentance (because pointing out their missteps using Scripture doesn’t seem to work) and go straight into mocking them. You know, better their cheeks should burn with embarrassment and shame than their souls burn in Hell and all that. But if this affair should be true…then I see that even the question was redundant….

  14. Bene D says:

    Don’t tweet. Too anti-social.

    So what pr firms do they use?
    (I’m too lazy to look them up on a nice summer afternoon)

    Hmmm. Maybe these two statements came straight from collaborating televangelists.

  15. I dedicate this poem to my favorite sella-vangelist, Benny Hinn…

    Don’t
    By Robert Winkler Burke
    Of inthatdayteachings.com
    Copyright 10/9/08

    Don’t cheat the heart of a country western singer,
    Don’t preach seed faith shenanigans to a widow,
    Your life will be a top country song ringer,
    Or you will repent of get-giving sorrow.

    Don’t lust after your neighbor’s wife,
    Don’t preach about rapture’s fear,
    A husband might take your life,
    Or God might end your career.

    Don’t do what always doesn’t work,
    Don’t preach jabberwocky stew,
    People will think you’re a jerk,
    Or God will embarrass you.

    Don’t hate correction coming from others,
    Don’t preach, Wave high that check!
    God knows how to blow covers,
    Or let pride be our wreck.

    Don’t be rigidly righteous about anything,
    Don’t preach mad, proud or bombastic,
    God is a surprisingly flexible king,
    In humility is the fantastic.

    Don’t think much too highly about yourself,
    Don’t preach just from one Bible verse,
    God puts us high or low on the shelf,
    Let Him choose to bless or curse.

    Don’t ever think that you know it all,
    Or preach that you can’t be wrong,
    God lets pride cause our fall,
    In humility we are strong.

    Don’t run with the fool herd over the cliff,
    Don’t preach wayward doxies of fear or greed,
    Don’t be in hell sadly saying, Only if,
    To truth and truth’s seers I paid heed.

  16. Bene D says:

    Thanks for the link.

    White is a relative unknown to me, appreciate your past posts.

    I think Paula and Benny use the same pr firm.
    Doesn’t foster the intimacy needed in celebrity culture to the precious partners and dear donors when you put the statements side by side.

    Why does Hinn keep saying he hasn’t been immoral?
    (March video and July statement)

    I don’t think Kenneth Kidd of The Star wrote Hinn and Her as mere filler btw, but that’s just me.

    Check out Phil Cooke’s twitter feed – July 16th.
    What say you?

    Blog on!

    • hiscrivener says:

      My brother. When I found this mess, I went trolling our like-minded of soothsaying blogs to discover what else is being said. So glad you were right there.

      I know for a fact they don’t use the same firm, but you would think there was some collusion, eh?

      Thanks for the direction on Phil Cooke. I will. Come to think of it, where’s your Twitter feed?

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