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Crystal Cathedral pushes out founder Robert H. Schuller

by Brad A. Greenberg

July 4, 2011 | 9:53 am

The hits just keep coming at the Crystal Cathedral. It’s been a bad, bad year for the shriveling megachurch. But news that founder Robert H. Schuller has been pushed out might be the final straw for those who had continued to support the church.

The OC Register reports:

The church has not released information about the board meeting where Schuller, 84, was ousted, but his son Robert A. Schuller, who was himself forced out of the cathedral by his sisters and brothers-in-law three years ago, confirmed it Sunday.

He said his father wanted to enlarge the board, which was not received well by the others.

“A majority of that board consists of paid employees of the church and that’s a serious conflict of interest,” Robert A. Schuller said.

It would seem so, though it’s also not surprising that current board members would not want to expand the board and dilute their influence.

Read the rest here.

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