Benny Hinn’s Son Detained for Beating Deaf/Mute Man at Crusade

JAMES 5: 1-3:

1 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. 2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.  3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.

I’ve covered Benny Hinn for years at this blog and his ministry never ceases to be a source of shame for the visible church.  According to the Daily Mail Online, Joshua Hinn, Benny Hinn’s son, allegedly assaulted a man at a crusade in Brazil who is both deaf and dumb.  Taking the man to a trailer nearby, Joshua Hinn and two of Benny Hinn’s body guards beat him mercilessly.  Afterwards, Joshua Hinn was detained, but no charges were filed after the victim’s father entered into an agreement with Hinn’s representatives.  (Sources say that alleged agreement included a large sum of money.)

This is from the Daily Mail:

According to police, Mr Araujo, a local pastor, was sitting in the front row of seats at the event, in the city’s Povos da Amazonia arena when, during Mr Hinn’s sermon, he got up and approached the stage.

Mr Araujo, who was carrying a bottle of water, later said he only wanted to receive a blessing from the famous evangelist, who claims he can heal the sick.

But he was allegedly pounced on by Mr Hinn’s son Joshua and two bodyguards, Caleb Shirk, 26, and Konstantins Konstantinovs, 34, who claimed they thought he was about to throw water at the preacher, who is worth an estimated £27 million ($42 million).

The men took Mr Araujo to a trailer parked near the stage where they allegedly held him captive inside, beating and punching him as they demanded to know who he was.

Because the man could not hear or respond to their demands, the physical aggression continued, police said.

Tactical squad officers burst into the trailer after concerned members of the public called police.

Mr Araujo was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where he received medical treatment and was later released.

Manaus’ Civil Police confirmed the three men, all Americans, were arrested and taken to the city’s 3rd Integrated Police Department for questioning.

The men reportedly claimed they didn’t know that Mr Araujo was deaf and dumb and wanted to know why he had approached Benny Hinn during his sermon.

According to police, Mr Araujo’s father, a sign language translator, entered into an agreement with Benny Hinn’s representatives to not press charges against the men.

Police sources told Brazilian website Portal do Holanda that the agreement involved a “large sum of money”.

The Civil Police said an investigation will still be launched into the incident.

After being released, Joshua Hinn and the two bodyguards reportedly continued to Manaus’ international airport from where they flew directly back to the US.

Benny Hinn has a gaggle of bodyguards, that’s nothing new.  I’m just wondering what the apostle Paul would have done in this instance – oh, that’s right – he was stoned, beaten, whipped, and all for the glory of Christ Jesus and for the sake of the gospel.  He wasn’t a regal celebrity who couldn’t be approached or touched by the common folk.  But, then again, the apostle Paul didn’t make merchandise of those with whom he was responsible for sharing the gospel.

Hinn is financially able to buy himself out of compromising situations now – but, what will he do when he stands before the Judge of the living and the dead and all of his riches are cankered and moth eaten?  What will he do when he stands before the ONE who cannot be bought with filthy lucre?  Sobering thought.

Click here for the article at the Daily Mail.

Click here for the article at the Christian Post.

6 thoughts on “Benny Hinn’s Son Detained for Beating Deaf/Mute Man at Crusade

  1. 2plus2

    Wow….another glorious moment for the slick con man Benny Hinn and his band of thugs….There is one part of the story that is strange to me thou….how could a person not know that someone is deaf? It seems to me that you would know that just after a few moments after you met them…. mostly by their lack of speech. So one might assume that Mr Hinn’s son and his buddies just wanted to shove someone around….shameful. One thing thou, I bet this doesn’t slow down Mr. Hinn and his blind followers one bit and that is most disturbing

  2. Julieturner

    What will any of us do when we stand before GOD ALMIGHTY….including you!!! One thing , FOR SURE!!!!!!, don’t want to be judging anyone….especially BENNY HINN….YOU ARE CHOOSING TO STEP UP ,IN A GLIB sort of attitude, sayinganything you decide to hurt this man…..First go check the mirror out..and more important your closet….wherei am sure you will find many skeletons of your own…….

    1. Pam Kissiah

      Actually, she would be the first to tell you that she isn’t perfect by any means. However, Benny Hinn is a charlatan who has taken our faith and our Jesus as his own personal money roll. It is the job of every Christian to not only lead others to him, but expose the corrupt among us so that others won’t follow. Ms. Turner, why would any Christian man beat another? Put aside the fact that the man they beat was disabled. Why would anyone who is a God-fearing Christian do any less than what Jesus did in the same situation? Jesus didn’t use violence and we shouldn’t either. When Peter cut off the ear of Malchus, Jesus healed him. When a deaf mute came to hear Benny Hinn and his bodyguards beat him because they THOUGHT he might throw WATER on him, he gave him a load of cash. If he really can heal people, why didn’t he heal a man who was wrongly beaten by his own son and bodyguards?

    2. JEAN


  3. 2plus2

    Well when I stand before God I won’t have the theft of money in the name of Jesus from million’s of poor sick people on my life review. The old ‘do not judge’ routine is the way these con men keep getting away with their stealing….There are LOTS of passage’s in the Bible that demand that we are to watch with all diligence and call out these wolves….try reading it and get beyond the tired old ‘do not judge’ line…..quite possible you will see the truth.

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