[Posted at Bene Diction Blogs On, Dec. 11th, 2010]
Happy news from Todd Bentley's Twitter feed yesterday:
Got word that our one hour show documentary show on Faith with Lisa Ling on Oprah's new Tv network ( OWN) sets to air Feb 16 primetime!!
about 23 hours ago via Twitterrific
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This was filmed as Todd Bentley fielded a public protest at one of his sermons at Morningstar on Feb. 5, 2010. I blogged about it several times, and this is a good detailed post.
I don't know how Ling happened to come across Bentley, and think that he would be a good subject for her program, but she interveiwed him for her show.
My guess is that Todd will get only a segment in the program.
Also noted at the time on the internet, was that the Oprah channel crew also talked to the Operation Save America protestors.
One blogger, noting this, speculated that Oprah might "help" the protestors' efforts.
If Todd Bentley gets only a few minutes in the show, I can guarantee that the OSA point of view won't make it onto the show.
I doubt that anything much critical of Bentley from a religious point of view will make it on the show. Oprah's point of view has always been hopeful, so anything that implies that Todd Bentley may not be a great faith healer, or may not know what he is talking about, will hit the cutting room floor.
That is too bad. Although the protestors did not address, as World magazine did, Bentley's skills at facilitating healing, their comments on his character might have provided a useful, corrective, note.