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Benny Hinn’s Son Arrested at Revival in Brazil

Ooh, this is a juicy story. The son of faith-healing evangelist con man Benny Hinn was arrested in Brazil for allegedly beating the hell out of a deaf and dumb man at one of his father’s revival meetings. Two of Hinn’s guards were arrested as well.

The son of American evangelist Benny Hinn was arrested in Brazil after allegedly beating up a deaf and dumb man during one of his father’s rallies, it was reported today.

Hestephenson Araujo, 21, reportedly needed hospital treatment after the incident on Saturday night during a religious crusade in Manaus, northern Brazil.

Police detained Joshua Hinn, 21, along with two of Benny Hinn’s bodyguards, on suspicion of torture after the three men allegedly locked Mr Araujo in a trailer and physically assaulted him.

But he was allegedly pounced on by Mr Hinn’s son Joshua and two bodyguards, Caleb Shirk, 26, and Konstantins Konstantinovs, 34, who claimed they thought he was about to throw water at the preacher, who is worth an estimated £27 million ($42 million).

The men took Mr Araujo to a trailer parked near the stage where they allegedly held him captive inside, beating and punching him as they demanded to know who he was.

After all the things Hinn has been caught doing around the world, I wonder if this will cause any real problems for him.

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  1. says

    But he was allegedly pounced on by Mr Hinn’s son Joshua and two bodyguards, Caleb Shirk, 26, and Konstantins Konstantinovs, 34, who claimed they thought he was about to throw water at the preacher, who is worth an estimated £27 million ($42 million).

    Baseless speculation: Maybe he was trying to splash holy water on Hinn to counteract his witchcraft.

    Or maybe he was a dissatisfied customer who was continually passed up because he has a real condition instead of being a plant.

  2. says

    claimed they thought he was about to throw water at the preacher

    Holy shit! That’s pretty serious!!! A threat like that even justifies a preemptive attack.

  3. thumper1990 says

    …They thought Hinn sr. was about to get wet, so they locked the potential perpetrator in a caravan and beat the snot out of him? Seems fair.

  4. says

    Perhaps the Brazilian police, famous for their strict adherence to the law, will err in this case and allow Mr. Hinn the lesser (I know, it should the “least”) to enjoy their hospitality for a few decades.

  5. Artor says

    Hinn is worth $42 million? Bullshit! I wouldn’t pay more than $5 for his pasty ass. How do people come up with these numbers, anyway?

  6. kingdomoffife says

    Well, if Benny Hinn’s indiscretions with Paula White did nothing to hurt his career I doubt this will . . .

  7. says

    But I say to you, that ye resist evil: but whosoever shall throw water on you, or threaten to do same, shall receive a righteous ass-whipping. Fuckest thou that turning the other cheek shit.

  8. Moggie says

    From the article:

    According to police, Mr Araujo’s father, a sign language translator, entered into an agreement with Benny Hinn’s representatives to not press charges against the men. Police sources told Brazilian website Portal do Holanda that the agreement involved a “large sum of money”.

    Sigh.

    Obligatory reminder: the Daily Mail is not a reliable news source. While this isn’t the sort of story where they would normally make stuff up, you should always look for a second source for any story found in this lying rag.

  9. anubisprime says

    @ OP

    The son of faith-healing evangelist con man Benny Hinn was arrested in Brazil for allegedly beating the hell out of a deaf and dumb man at one of his father’s revival meetings

    Know them by their love!

  10. says

    But he was allegedly pounced on by Mr Hinn’s son Joshua and two bodyguards…who claimed they thought he was about to throw water at the preacher, who is worth an estimated £27 million ($42 million).

    Like his net “worth” has to be mentioned to clarify the seriousness of the alleged assault against him? I guess we’re supposed to be less shocked when it happens to someone with a smaller price tag.

  11. Trebuchet says

    “Deaf and Dumb”? Really? What is this, 1813 instead of 2013? Shame on the Mail for using the phrase and on Ed for repeating it.

  12. says

    “Like his net “worth” has to be mentioned to clarify the seriousness of the alleged assault against him? I guess we’re supposed to be less shocked when it happens to someone with a smaller price tag.”

    good catch RagingBee. I missed the screwed up-ness of that feature.

  13. Moggie says

    Waitaminute:

    Hestephenson Araujo, 21, reportedly needed hospital treatment after the incident on Saturday night during a religious crusade in Manaus, northern Brazil.

    Hospital? When Benny was right there, with his magical healing powers?

  14. kermit. says

    Trebuchet, what would the preferred phrase be?

    Those words are simple and direct. I assume they have picked up unpleasant connotations over the years. I honestly don’t know.

  15. Trebuchet says

    @#16 & #17:

    “Deaf Mute” is more usual these days, I think. The modifier is necessary because many deaf people can speak.

  16. says

    After all the things Hinn has been caught doing around the world, I wonder if this will cause any real problems for him.

    Nope. They’ve already paid the victim off:

    According to police, Mr Araujo’s father, a sign language translator, entered into an agreement with Benny Hinn’s representatives to not press charges against the men.

    Police sources told Brazilian website Portal do Holanda that the agreement involved a “large sum of money”.

  17. says

    @Trebuchet:

    Even “deaf mute” seems misplaced. Someone who can sign is just as fluent as someone who can speak, just in a different language. But I don’t know enough of the relevant culture to say.

  18. shouldbeworking says

    The xian pastor has refined the phrase “turn the other cheek”. I hope they lock the Xiang up for a ong tie.

  19. sezme says

    I looked at the location. Man, that sick bastard nowadays has to go pretty far out into the weeds to find a house full of suckers.

  20. says

    This:

    “About Gallaudet

    Gallaudet University is the world leader in liberal education and career development for deaf and hard of hearing students. The University enjoys an international reputation for its outstanding programs and for the quality of the research it conducts on the history, language, culture, and other topics related to deaf people”

    is from here (http://www.gallaudet.edu/gallaudet_university/about_gallaudet.html)

    would indicate, to me at least, that “deaf” is acceptable.

    This definition at this link:

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dumb

    appears to inicate that “dumb” is accurate though it has a pejorative connotation.

    Sing language is a form of “speech” but not in a sense which has been accepted for millenia.

    “Deaf and non-vocal” might be apt, I don’t really know.

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