This article is the second in an ongoing series about controversial South Korean religious leader David Jang and a business empire that includes Olivet University and The Christian Post newspaper. … This article examines the “hear-no-evil, see-no-evil approach” embraced by many evangelical leaders who bask in the glow of Jang’s influential empire.
(Steve Rabey – Ministry Watch) The Bible praises those who provide good advice. “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed” (Proverbs 15:22).
But what about advisors who don’t advise? At The Christian Post, they call them “editorial advisors.”
We reached out to the dwindling list of evangelical leaders listed as “editorial advisors” on The Christian Post’s website multiple times by e-mail and/or phone to see if they were aware of the crimes committed by the company and its former CEO, who pled guilty in February to fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy.
Only half of them have responded so far, and the responses we received were all over the board.
One thing’s already clear. It turns out that most of the advisors haven’t been doing much advising—or having any personal contact—with anyone at the publication for years. But their names remained on The Christian Post, lending credibility to an organization trying to legitimize itself with evangelical Christians, and padding their own resumes.
To read Part 1 in this series, click here. It examines the money-laundering scheme to which former Christian Post CEO William Anderson pled guilty. Part 2 examined The Christian Post’s influence in the Christian world, and its coverage of the misdeeds of its current and former leaders.
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