Crystal Cathedral Megachurch Bankrupt
Chapter 11 is all part of God's plan, pastor says
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 19, 2010 1:37 AM CDT
The Rev. Robert H. Schuller delivers a candelight Christmas Eve Service from the Crystal Cathedral pulpit in Garden Grove, Calif.   (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)

(Newser) – California megachurch Crystal Cathedral Ministries has filed for bankruptcy protection amid a flood of lawsuits from unpaid creditors and a steep drop in donations. Officials of the Orange County church, best known for its Hour of Power telecast, say the filing was necessary because creditors refuse to prolong a moratorium on repayment, CNN reports. Services and telecasts will continue, according to a senior pastor.

"Challenging situations are nothing new to our 55-year ministry," said pastor Sheila Schuller Coleman, daughter of church founder Robert Schuller. "Many people said we'd fail when we started our church in a drive-in theater. But look how successful that was!" The Chapter 11 filing "is just one more chapter in the book that He is continuing to write," she added. "We have no doubt His chapter will be good!" (Click here for more high-profile bankruptcies.)

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jaguarj
Oct 20, 2010 8:41 PM CDT
They're all greedy bull shiters...guess god didn't save their asses.
minki
Oct 20, 2010 4:49 PM CDT
Did the Crystal Cathedral Ministries run out of fairy tales to sell for cash to keep themselves in business? Awww the poor things. LOL. 1 down and far too many to go.
MichaelnotTChristian
Oct 20, 2010 8:40 AM CDT
After ripping off the ''Dim-witted for 50 years.............. What great news this is!!!!!!!!!!