The problem is that since he came last year, and many years previously, the Home Office has changed the rules on visiting ministers of religion. He has fallen foul of tier five of the new points-based tier system for all visitors to Britain. It came into effect on 27 November 2008, but for him there was a turning back. No amount of prayers can get the UK Border Agency to change its mind when someone doesn’t have the right papers. He or a member of his staff should have read these rules before sending his private jet over here at great expense, and encouraging thousands of UK Pentecostals to book expensive weekend breaks in London hotels, all to no avail.The new rules form part of the biggest overhaul to British immigration in 40 years. A points system was introduced, with one intention of combating extremism and prevent preachers of hate coming in. Tier Five, however, which has caught Benny Hinn, was introduced to stop ministers coming in as visitors and then making a quick buck by speaking at events or ‘working’ while they are here.Ministers of all faiths now need a letter of sponsorship if they are to do religious work in Britain, even when, as at Excel, the event is free.Well, sort of free. Last night, one attendee told me, another pastor standing by took over and emotive pleas for donations of up to £1,000, along with the donors’ names, addresses, phone numbers and all other details that would enable them to be contacted again. ‘I felt it was very manipulative,’ my source said.
Tags: Benny Hinn, Ruth Gledhill
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>bureaucrats conspiring against him because of his preaching on Sodom and Gomorrah
>Dear Friend,It is more than just Sodom and Gomorrah. If you read the whole article, you will find out that there are other issues involved.Claude Mariottini