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 Feds Seize 'Millions' --in Gospel Tracts

Since many of us are familar with Ray Comfort's ministry, I thought the following article might be of interest to y'all.


Feds Seize 'Millions' -- in Gospel Tracts; Threaten Texas Evangelist with Arrest for Counterfeiting
NEWS ADVISORY, June 2 /Christian Newswire/ -- Secret Service agents today threatened a Denton, Texas, evangelist with arrest for counterfeiting and seized 8,300 gospel tracts designed as “million-dollar bills,” the leading independent Internet news source reports exclusively.

Three Secret Service agents visited the Great News Network offices about 1 p.m. asking staffer Tim Crawford if he was responsible for printing “the million-dollar bills.”

Crawford suggested they talk to his boss, Darrel Rudus, the founder of the organization that trains evangelists from around the country in the techniques of witnessing their faith.

By telephone, Rudus offered his opinion that it was impossible to counterfeit something that wasn’t real – a $1 million bill.

But the agents explained that someone in North Carolina had attempted to deposit one of the million- dollar bills in a bank account. The address of the Great News Network was on the back, and the Secret Service went into action.

Rudus also explained to the agents that his organization had not designed the tracts. They are the work of the Living Waters Ministry of Ray Comfort in Southern California, which distributes millions of them a year.

Before he got off the phone with the agents, Rudus was convinced the agents were going to drop their demand for the Great News Network’s tracts.

But later, he reports, the agents against demanded them from Crawford, threatening him with arrest for “concealing evidence.” Rather than face arrest, Crawford turned over the approximately 8,300 million- dollar tracts the group had stored. The agents left a receipt and their business cards.

Comfort told WND he was stunned by the action of the Secret Service and expects agents to visit his offices soon. He said he has no plans to abandon the use of the tracts, which are among the most popular of the many his organization distributes. Living Waters is known for its television program, “The Way of the Master,” and an association with actor Kirk Cameron.

“I’m not going to stop printing them,” Comfort said. “How can you possibly counterfeit something that is not real – a $1 million bill?”

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