Nancy Grace dives deep into the day’s most shocking crimes and asks the tough questions in her new daily podcast – Crime Stories with Nancy Grace. Nancy Grace had a perfect conviction record during her decade as a prosecutor and used her TV show to find missing people, fugitives on the run and unseen clues. Now, she will use the power of her huge social media following and the immediacy of the internet to deliver daily bombshells!
News of Carl Lenz's extra-marital affair has set off a public relations nightmare for megachurch Hillsong. An internal investigation of Hillsong's East Coast operations has begun, as has accusations of exploitation of the Australia-based organization's congregants and their donations. Hillsong denies these accusations. We reached out for comment and were referred to the link below.
"A portion of the post from Hillsong: Recently there have been several stories circulating online alleging a serious abuse of trust – the misuse of church funds by Hillsong Church employees. We are particularly grieved that, in many cases, inaccurate accounts in these stories have been reported as if they are true.
"Hillsong Church strongly refutes that our culture casually allows for such gross misuse of church funds. In fact, these stories are especially troubling since Hillsong has a record of excellence in financial accountability globally and an unwavering commitment to financial integrity. Global leadership has always taken the stewardship of the tithes and offerings entrusted to us seriously and we have numerous structures in place to ensure financial accountability and integrity. Please find some of our policies below.
Even though we know many of the stories circulating are not true, we are still obligating ourselves to closely examine the claims in line with our ongoing commitment to financial integrity. We have always placed a high value on good governance and stewardship, and if we discover a breach related to this we will take strong and swift action. We have a biblical responsibility to be excellent stewards of the ministry funds that have been committed to our care at each of our church locations."
Joining Nancy Grace Today:
- Troy Slaten - Criminal Defense Attorney, Los Angeles California, www.floydskerenlaw.com
- Dr. Bethany Marshall - Psychoanalyst www.drbethanymarshall.com
- Steven Lampley - Author, Speaker, Retired Police Officer and Undercover SVU Detective, Author, "12 and Murdered," www.stevendavidlampley.com, Facebook.com/StevenDavidLampleyPage
- Art Harris - Emmy Award-winning National Investigative Correspondent
- Hannah Frishberg - New York Post Features Reporter, Twitter & Instagram: @hanfrish
- Tanya Levin - Hillsong Critic & Author, “People in Glass Houses: An Insider’s Story of a Life In and Out of Hillsong", www.tanyalevin.com