The New Messiahs

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"The New Messiahs by Katherine Yurica is based on 1,300 pages of actual transcripts of Pat Robertson’s television show, The 700 Club recorded for several years in the early 1980’s. Most of the excerpts came from shows broadcast in 1984-86. In 1987 the author conducted a study in response to informal inquiries from the staff of the Subcommittee on Oversight of the House Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. House of Representives, which was investigating whether television and radio ministries were violating their tax-exempt status by conducting grass roots political appeals, endorsing candidates, and making political expenditures as defined under Section 527 of the IRS code. The Subcommittee on Oversight published the author’s study in Federal Tax Rules Applicable to Tax-Exempt Organizations Involving Television Ministries on October 6, 1987, Serial 100-43. (Published in 1988.)" [1]