Crystal Cathedral Boots Founder

Robert Schuller ousted over disagreement with board: son
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jul 4, 2011 10:50 AM CDT
Sheila Schuller Coleman, right, stands next to her father, Robert H. Schuller, as she delivers her sermon on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, Calif.   (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Ana Venegas)
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(Newser) – As its finances spiral, the board of the bankrupt Crystal Cathedral has ousted the megachurch’s founder. Robert H. Schuller had “wanted to add board members,” but the board “didn't want that because they would lose control,” said his son. “They kicked him off ... I feel bad for him because he's had to watch his life's work go down the toilet the last three years.”

After Schuller’s exit, “it's a church now without any type of draw," worries a former board member. "They are going to dwindle down to nothing." It emerged in May that the cathedral itself would be sold to help fend off debt. (Read more Crystal Cathedral Ministries stories.)

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