UPDATE 21 APRIL 2014: I just received an email (to be disclosed later) from Johnnie Moore saying that they have never and are not partnering with Benny Hinn. I don’t know if he’s playing some type of semantic game but I also asked him, as one last request, to explain or reconcile the contradictions [below]. I called Benny Hinn Ministries and spoke with a kind gentleman and confirmed that they are in the works with partnering with Liberty University. I got the whole conversation on recorded audio and will be released soon. Liberty, Johnnie, Ron Godwin… STOP LYING!
I love Liberty University. I want to get that out from the very beginning so readers will have an initial filter by which to understand my concern. My concern is that Liberty is spiraling down a bad path [and has been]. The straw that broke the camel’s back is Liberty’s new affiliation with Benny Hinn. Yeah, that Benny Hinn, the heretic…
Liberty denies partnering with Benny Hinn: http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=18495&MID=116272
But this is easily falsifiable. Here are a few sites where alumni and others have done research:
I’ve started making emails and phone calls (all of which have been and are being recorded) to go through the proper channels to get questions answered. Once I’ve exhausted all I can do [from Scotland!] then I’ll share all my emails and recorded phone conversations.
I worked for the university for several years and earned a BS and an MA. I cannot speak in the language of financial contributions, I’ll never have a building named after me, but I can speak in the language of reputation. Liberty has the potential to put out many scholars to world class universities for terminal degrees (me being one of them).
From what I understand the administration has made efforts to improve the scholastic status of the university–to compete in academia like it should. However, partnering with a heretic does not make Champions for Christ… I could speculate as to why LU would partner with this heretical millionaire but that’s a drop in the bucket of LU’s net $1 billion net worth in assets.
I’ll have more to come. I have to call half-way across the globe so they won’t call me. I’ve sent out emails to the appropriate people to try to [politely] get as much information as I can (as well as explain why there are so many contradicting claims and evidences…).
There will be more to come. I care too much about my alma mater to see them do this. Alumni need to do the same thing.
Don’t call Alumni Relations because they don’t care [unless you're probably giving them money, but that's just a guess]. I was told to contact the Center for Global Engagement (see email excerpt below):
Thank you for bringing your concerns to us for clarification before maligning us to your audience. Here is the link to the official statement by the university. http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=18495&MID=116272 If you have any more questions or concerns on this matter please contact the Center for Global engagement (434) 592-6500 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
[NAME REMOVED... for now]
Help Liberty. Call the number and make the same inquiries about Benny Hinn and your disapproval. It’s very easy to see through the damage control updates going on… Note the video interviews with Godwin and Hinn’s book in the links above… There should be NO affiliation at all with any part or extension of the university.