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Archive for July 2010

Benevolence Denied

Jul 31st, 2010 | By

This page details stories of ICOC members being denied benevolence from the church, although many thousands of dollars were collected each year from each congregation in a collection that was routinely called “Contribution for the

Contribution for the Poor

Jul 31st, 2010 | By

Nearly every week when the “Contribution for the Poor” (CFTP) was collected, someone would give a short talk beforehand.  And typically, the purpose of the collection was stated, giving a number of similar impressions—namely, that these funds were

Misrepresentation about Compensation Levels

Jul 31st, 2010 | By

How many times did we hear about the great level of “sacrifice” the ICOC leaders were making to have given up their lucrative secular jobs in order to take a meager salary as a leader in “the Kingdom”?  Yet the average preacher in the United States makes

Evidence of Inurement

Jul 31st, 2010 | By

It is certainly no secret that many ICOC leaders live in luxurious homes and own many luxury items. Nor is it a secret that they have been favored with the lion’s share of adoptions from HOPE, and that their children have been granted

Apology Letters

Jul 31st, 2010 | By has found many of the apology letters that were written by ICOC leaders after the famous “Henry Kriete Letter” of 2003.  Among the important things revealed are the numerous statements from the churches that they would

ICOC Inconsistencies

Jul 31st, 2010 | By

ICOC Practices That Are Inconsistent With Stated Goals and Policies The founding of HOPE worldwide, LTD. In a movement that stressed personal accountability, personal evangelism,

Boards Stripped of Customary Powers

Jul 31st, 2010 | By

“The new board will represent a broad cross section of the congregation, and will have broader influence and review capability to deal with financial issues and questions than in the past…” Boston Apology Letter – March 16, 2003

Admissions of ICOC Leaders

Jul 31st, 2010 | By

Administrators Manipulated by Evangelists Boards Stripped of Customary Powers

Administrators Manipulated by Evangelists

Jul 31st, 2010 | By

“As ‘lead evangelists’, we have routinely forced our administrators to ‘get in line’ or be ‘loyal to us’ – as plans and programs and pet projects are railroaded through to the dismay of all.” Henry Kriete Letter — Spring 2003

How to Write a Simple Affidavit

Jul 31st, 2010 | By

It’s easy and it’s really cheap! What is an affidavit? An affidavit is a legally sworn document that details events about which the writer would have first-hand knowledge.

HOPE Lies to Volunteers

Jul 31st, 2010 | By has heard many accounts of HOPE making misrepresentations to its (forced) volunteers.  Chiefly, they are:

Tax Fraud

Jul 31st, 2010 | By

ICOC’s tax fraud started with simple lies to the IRS when applying for tax exempt status.  Nearly every ICOC corporate entity has applied for and been granted 501(c)(3) status by the IRS.  This includes the parent corporation,