Thursday, February 18, 2010

Benny Hinn's wife files for divorce!

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — The wife of televangelist Benny Hinn has filed for divorce from the high-profile pastor, whose reputation as an advocate of prosperity gospel has attracted millions of followers and criticism from lawmakers and watchdog groups over his lavish lifestyle.

Suzanne Hinn filed the papers in Orange County Superior Court on Feb. 1, citing irreconcilable differences, after more than 30 years of marriage. The papers note the two separated on Jan. 26 and that Hinn has been living in Dana Point, a wealthy coastal community in southern Orange County.

"Pastor Benny Hinn and his immediate family were shocked and saddened to learn of this news without any previous notice," Benny Hinn Ministries said Thursday in a statement. "Although Pastor Hinn has faithfully endeavored to bring healing to their relationship, those efforts failed and were met with the petition for divorce that was filed without notice."

Full story from LA Times here

Snake Oil readers are probably familiar with Suzanne Hinn's scatological preoccupations, most famously her "holy ghost enema" routine, to wit:

Now we know she's CRAZY, but is she crazy enough to go public with even a fraction of the dirt that is shoved in the Hinn closet, a very large closet which is literally bursting at the seams? For people who mess with Benny have a habit of dropping dead, as in the case of Christian singing abomination Carman's brother, Mario C. Licciardello, who mysteriously keeled over the day before he was to be deposed in a scandalous lawsuit:

There's a darker side to Hinn and his organization. In 1998 two members of his inner circle died of heroin overdoses. In 1999, after one of his many vows of reform, he fired several board members and hired an ex-cop named Mario C. Licciardello to do an internal investigation of his ministry. Licciardello was the brother-in-law of Carman, the popular Christian singer, so many think Hinn considered him "safe." But Licciardello did such a good job – taking hundreds of depositions and getting to the bottom of the heroin use – that Hinn then sued him. While Licciardello was still his head of security, the ministry filed a lawsuit demanding that all his files be turned over and sealed, because their public release could result in the end of the ministry. One day before Hinn was supposed to give his deposition in this case, Licciardello had a mysterious heart attack and died. The Hinn organization made an out-of-court settlement with Licciardello's widow, which included sealing the court papers.

Above blurb is from here.

Whew! Let's hope this story has some legs! Stay tuned to Snake Oil...


  1. Just as God allowed the Priest/Nun Pedophilia Scandal in the Catholic Church to be revealed, he'll allow any improprieties in Benny's ministry to be revealed as well. Benny had better be nice to Suzanne in the upcoming divorce, because she's in the position to give Benny Hinn Ministries the enema of his life, if she tells even a small percentage of what she knows!!

  2. world famouse man bennys why? his wife filed a divorce? which is not permitted by the bible
    one soul one body thres no low to seperate when two became one after holy marriage its gods low not ours if benny hinn is really performing miracles with the power of God now this is time to show power of god to be unite wid wife.

  3. I didn't even know that guy was married, well it's no wonder to find a christian pastor and evangelist, since in that religion they are allow to share their lives with a woman in matrimony.

  4. I honestly think that Suzanne Hinn has been terribly neglected by her husband. I do love both of them as they are my brother and sister in the Lord. Even Pastor Hinn's response to the divorce was devoted to his feelings. I do not believe that she is crazy, I believe that she has been under very burdensome stress for over 30 years. You, all of us, have to take time for our families and in his case, his wife. I just believe that he neglected her terribly and that he will continue to maintain that he is completely innocent, leading us to believe that she is at fault completely. That is really a terrible shame. Get off of the jet, get out of the white suit and take time to develop that relationship with your wife. It is what God wants from us, it would bless him too. I just cannot even watch that program anymore and I was honestly healed of menieres disease in 1980 at my local church when Benny arrived with the annointing of the Lord. There is a flaw, we all have flaws and if he cannot admit that he is only human, well, I feel very sorry for him I really really do. We must pray for our fallen brothers and sisters. God knows it all, we do not.

  5. Please stop talking about hinn as if he serves god. He serves money! Are ppl really that stupid ?

  6. They are of the darkness, masquerading. Impostors and false. That's putting it mildly. He carries an anointing alright, from the pit of hell, the anointing of deception. Before you say he heals, 1. He doesn't, and 2. His pit-boss, satan, can perform supernaturally, and puts on a grand show AS IF it's God, but it is NOT. Run the other way, lest you " catch" his strange fire= demons.