by Bud Press, Director Christian Research Service

The August 2, 2010 edition of the NATIONAL ENQUIRER included two photos of what appears to be Benny Hinn and Paula White holding hands while walking together in Rome, Italy ( , pp. 26-27).  

As a result, Paula White issued a written statement on her website, but it was removed a few days later. Nonetheless, she viewed the NATIONAL ENQUIRER article as:

  • “dishonest and misleading”
  • “known for its bias and slanting of the truth”
  • “misguided and untruthful”
  • “shedding false light”

Benny Hinn issued a written statement on his website, but it was removed the next day. Later, he provided a verbal statement during a July 2010 crusade in Oakland, California. In both statements, Hinn viewed the NATIONAL ENQUIRER article as,

  • “False and Misleading”
  • “dishonest and misleading”
  • “known for its bias against religious figures”
  • “extremely misleading”
  • “lies that have been spread about me”
  • “pure lies”

 Both written statements may be reviewed at Apprising Ministries ( ).

During Benny Hinn’s verbal statement, he took it one-step further and stated that the NATIONAL ENQUIRER “simply came up with their own story. That’s wicked. It’s totally wicked!” 

Further, the following paragraph appeared on the Benny Hinn Ministries website This Is Your Day! Weekly Guide page, and served as an introduction to Hinn’s verbal statement on the NATIONAL ENQUIRER article:   

It’s time to set the record straight. As many people around the world are aware, a well-known publication recently released a dishonest and misleading article. This publication has a reputation for its bias against religious figures, and the details and photos were extremely misleading. On this revealing broadcast, Pastor Benny, with friends and family, opens his heart to share what has happened in his life and ministry during recent months, then explains the need for forcefully, categorically, and absolutely renouncing the lies that have been spread! [Pastor Benny’s Special Message Regarding a False Media Report, Friday, August 13, 2010, , emp. added]

Note the word “photos” in bold red print. But during the telecast, Benny Hinn said nothing about the two photos. He did, however, complain about the small, circular photo of the hotel bedroom on page 27 of the NATIONAL ENQUIRER article:  

And then they have a picture of a bed, implying sex. That is terrible they’ve done that! [Ibid.] 

Real or fabricated?

Again, Paula White’s written statement denounced the NATIONAL ENQUIRER article. Benny Hinn’s written and verbal statements denounced the NATIONAL ENQUIRER article. But as of this writing, Hinn and White have not denounced the two photos ( ). 

The two photos are dated July 13, 2010. As of this writing, thirty-seven (37)days have passed since the photos were published. One would think that if the photos were fabricated, both Hinn and White would have addressed the issue immediately, provided proof of fabrication, and put the issue to rest once and for all. 

Therefore, here is one simple question for Benny Hinn and Paula White:  

What about the two photos?   

Sometimes, it’s not what people say, it’s what they don’t say. 

For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God (John 3:20-21). 

Related reading: 

Is Benny Hinn A Patron of the Arts? 

Benny Hinn, Paula White, and the National Enquirer  

Benny Hinn and the National Enquirer