CRI legal bill for failed lawsuit: quarter of a million dollars

In March, 2007, a defamation suit filed by Hank Hanegraaff — the controversial president of the Christian Research Institute (CRI) — against Christian apologist Bill Alnor was thrown out of court. [See also]

As a result the Christian Research Institute has been ordered to pay Bill Alnor’s legal bill. That bill has now been finalized at $254,302.58.

Hanegraaff, the controversial president of the Christian Research Institute, had sued in response to a March, 2005 editorial Alnor posted in his online magazine, The Christian Sentinel, regarding a regarding a questionable fundraising appeal by Hanegraaf.

It is not known how much money Hank Hanegraaff spent on his lawyers in this case — which the ‘Bible Answer Man’ filed in clear violation of the Biblical injuction (1 Corinthians 6) regarding lawsuits against other believers.

Financial supporters of the Christian Research Institute may want to reconsider whether their money is being spent wisely. After all, CRI does not only engage in un-biblical lawsuits, but lately has also started to support and defend the Local Church — a cult of Christianity.