Even before church audits stopped, Congress was concerned that televangelists were misbehaving. Seven years ago, the Senate Finance Committee started investigating six high-flying ministries. They all preach a prosperity gospel, which holds that wealth - the more the better - is evidence of God's blessings. Two of them cooperated with the committee; four provided incomplete records or refused altogether, citing church privacy rules.
Daystar has spent $572,154 from nondonation ministry income to pay for sponsorship and expenses of Christian NASCAR driver Blake Koch.
I wonder how the good sheep would feel when they find their offerings used for racing, or a yacht's diesel fuel.
As the above article reminds us near the end:
"Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men."
-Paul, 2 Corinthians 8:21