2:30 Report: A Look At Late Night Christian Programs genre: Hip-Gnosis & Tongue-In-Cheek

The 2:30 Report was a former segment on the Australian television program, The Chaser's Report On Everything. In the following video clip, they look at religious programs on late night television.

What I like about this clip is the fact that they shine a bright light on the absurdity found on many of these programs as well as the persistence to separate the viewer from large sums of his or her hard earned cash.

In fact, one of televangelists featured is so shameless that he promises the viewer a "harvest" if they will just donate some "seed" money...and then he asks that a curse be upon him if he's using his ministry for personal gain.

However, my favorite part of this video comes near the end. After showing clips of well-known television preacher Benny Hinn, in the process of healing those who are in attendance at his service, the hosts of the show are shown performing their own version of healing. Let's just say their approach is as likely to cause injury as it is to effect a cure.

Tagged as: Charity, Evangelists, Healing, Humor, Religion, Televangelists, Television

Daniel DiRito | June 17, 2008 | 6:33 PM
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1 On June 18, 2008 at 9:17 AM, Ben in Janken wrote —

Hilarious. You just can't make this stuff up, though apparently, some people are not only capable of making it up, their is a sufficiency of others who are incapable of seeing that

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