Update: If you were directed here by a search engine looking for information on the November 30, 2013 passing of Paul Crouch, click here.
While a website like Bene Diction Blogs On is more concerned with the hard news aspects of the financial allegations being made by Brittany Koper, the granddaughter of Trinity Broadcasting Network’s Paul and Jan Crouch; in this reader’s humble opinion, the soft news story — revelations as to the Crouch’s domestic life, or lack thereof — really trumps the part that’s catching the attention of BDBO readers. Read the story and decide for yourself.
As I said in a comment, I think BDBO buried the lede on this one. I can get financial impropriety anytime, it’s the celebration of family weirdness that is at the heart of the story.
In particular, BDBO embeds an interview that Koper did with Jackie Alnor of Apostasy Alert, on Rapture Ready Radio. Posted on YouTube, this audio clip had, as of Wednesday night when I listened, attracted only about 500 “views.” Perhaps it’s the 30-minute length. But it is certainly never boring. (The total was up to 700 on Thursday night; still extremely low given the content.)
The host, Alnor, summarizes what is at the heart of the interview:
* Paul and Jan have not lived together as a couple for decades
* Their relationship on air is a sham
* Matthew Crouch is the product of adultery and not Paul Crouch’s biological son
* Jan, still in her old age, is in an adulterous relationship
* Paul, Sr. is a drunk
* Jan and Paul are tyrants as bosses at TBN
* The U.S. Attorney General’s office is investigating potential criminal action…
(The host summarizes these things at the 24:17 to 25:07 mark.)
So very sad. And one hesitates to draw attention to such things. But maybe the problem with the needed accountability is that nobody wants to be the confessor.
Here again is the link to BDBO if you wish to read the article, the comments and watch the video.