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Televangelist Benny Hinn

Heckled at Airport

'World's Greatest Scammer'

7/1/2013 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
You Gotta See This!

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Televangelist Benny Hinn is a legendary scam artist who steals sick people's social security checks in the name of bogus faith healing -- at least according to one loudmouthed heckler at LAX, who's damn lucky Hinn's security didn't kick his ass.

60-year-old Hinn was making his way through LAX Friday with 5 bodyguards when the heckler sounded off ... big time ... calling Hinn the "world's greatest scammer" among other things. The man then continues his tirade after Hinn gives him the cold shoulder. Watch the clip.

But despite some death stares from Hinn's security, the man was left unscathed , which is surprising ... because Hinn's previous heckler wasn't so lucky.

One of Hinn's close advisers tells TMZ, Hinn's security had pounced on another heckler just days before in Brazil when the man threatened the master pastor during a sermon.

Hinn's rep says the heckler was "peacefully removed" from Hinn's audience ... but when the man became violent, he had to be "subdued." And you know what that means.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Beatdown.

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IwuvTMZ    

I say scammer!

486 days ago
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Jim    

So let me ask... What does a man of "god" need with FIVE bodyguards??? Whatcha scared of HINN???

486 days ago
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Bob    

Obama went back home to Kenya only to try and persuade them to support gay rights like the US did.... His own hometown told him to shove it, this is a God fearing nation and we live by the word not by one man... TMZ you report every other gay story, why not this one?? If it was Bush you prob would have.

486 days ago
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IN MY OPINION    

Why does he need FIVE BODYGUARDS?
Protection
from
people
who
he
has
SCAMMED!

486 days ago
5.

Wow ...    

Scammer, big time scammer! The sad part is - he will inform his followers the devil is after him for spreading the "word of god" and the will believe. Sad, truly sad. Why doesn't a "man of god" go without security and live in faith as he asks his followers to do????

486 days ago
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Mary P    

Benny Hinn cured me: said no one sane ever.

486 days ago
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Lucky_130    

Good racketeers really know how to rake in the money. The world is full of suckers, and this guy has made his fortune on them

486 days ago
8.

Kelly    

Amazing that even in a hangout like TMZ you can find 5% idiots. That's why there will always be a steady living for depraved people like Benny Hinn.

486 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

I think they should play the Benny Hill theme song when Hinn walks through an airport:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=MK6TXMsvgQg

486 days ago
10.

Googie    

Practically all televangelists are performers who didn't make it in the entertainment business, but found it pays lots of $$$ being televangelists & taking advantage of those who can least afford it. Spreading the word of God should not mean you need to drive expensive cars, live in mansions, wear designer cloths at the expense of the poor, elderly & vulnerable. Benny & others like him trick these people into donating money they cannot afford to give just so Benny can live the good life.

486 days ago
11.

DW1982    

He knows the Bible and has some information backed sermons. Yes, he probably is a scammer, but pay attention to the message. Let God deal with him if his heart isn't right.

486 days ago
12.

Dan Frederiksen    

ye of little faith. make me a robot that feels pain and I shall concede that God isn't real (hint: it cannot be done)

486 days ago
13.

Wellington     

That guy seemed drunk or on something.

486 days ago
14.

kp    

He is the type of person who gives Christianity and us Christians a bad name.

486 days ago
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roll3567    

ppl have been falling for this crap for centuries. there is nothing lower than someone who preys on the weak and desperate.

486 days ago
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