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Ep. 9: For Samaritan’s Purse, No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

On today’s program, the Christian ministry Samaritan’s Purse opens a hospital in Central Park to aid with the crisis there, but LGBTQ activists are not happy about it.

Also on today’s program:  we look at the recently passed COVID Relief or CARES Act, the $2.2-trillion relief package. What’s in it for churches and Christian ministries?

We also have the story of a Florida pastor who was arrested on Monday after he refused to stop holding worship services at his church despite regulations banning large in-person gatherings that could further the spread of the novel coronavirus.  And on April 1 MinistryWatch unveiled new Transparency Grades for almost all the ministries in our database.  We grade ministries from “A” to “F” based on how easy it is to see their financial information.

If you’d like to read more about the stories we discussed on today’s program, just go to MinistryWatch.com and you’ll find most of them right on the front page.  If they’re not there, use the search engine to find what you’re looking for.

Also, if you’re interested in finding out more about the 500 largest Christian ministries in the country – including the newly added transparency rating I just mentioned, go to the MinistryWatch.com and look for the bright red “Search for a Ministry” button at the top of the page.  We have financial information, and our own Financial Efficiency rating, and…now…those transparency grades…for the 500 largest Christian ministries in the country.

MinistryWatch is also now tracking changes to the membership status of organizations in the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.  We bring that information to you each and every week in my “Weekly Review” column, posted every Friday.

Our producers are Rich Roszel and Steve Gandy.  We get technical support from Casey Sudduth.  Writers who contributed to today’s program include Yonat Shimron, Christina Darnell, Warren Smith, Jack Jenkins, and Anne Stych.

Until next week, may God bless you.